We usually only see pumpkins at Halloween, and most of us probably limit eating pumpkin to the special pie at Thanksgiving. But pumpkins have loads of cancer-fighting alpha and beta carotene. They're a top source for lutein, an antioxidant that helps prevent or postpone macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults. Plus, they're a good source of fiber, potassium, riboflavin, iron, and cell-saving and heart healthy vitamins C and E.
Pumpkin seeds deliver vitamin E, iron, calcium, the trace minerals magnesium and zinc, and some essential fatty acids. And they're a great snack that helps prevent prostate troubles in men.