Pumpkin everywhere

Pumpkin flavored foods and drinks are everywhere you look right now, and it's easy to forget that pumpkin is actually a nutritious fruit. The festive, orange fruit is an excellent source if Vitamin A (which is important for eye health), Vitamin C (which helps strengthen the immune system), potassium, magnesium, and also contains carotenoids (which give the pumpkin its color and also act as antioxidants.) Also pumpkin is high in fiber and low in calories, so it's a healthy choice to full up on if you're trying to lose weight. If you're reaching for canned pumpkin just be sure nothing is added to it, like sugar, and it's just as healthy as fresh pumpkin. Some other things to note: pumpkin seeds are very healthy, pumpkin-spice flavored things don't actually contain pumpkin, and the healthiest way to eat fresh pumpkin is to grill it and add cubes or slices of it to your salads, kebabs, or simply pair it with your favorite protein.

 
 
 

Oh yeah... CandyStore.com conducted a survey and found candy corn is the most-hated Halloween candy, followed by Circus Peanuts, peanut butter kisses, wax cola bottles, Necco Wafers, Tootsie Rolls, Smarties, licorice, Good & Plenty, and Bit-o-Honey. Candy corn is hated so much that it actually overtook Circus Peanuts for the top spot this year. You'll make trick-or-treaters happiest if you hand out Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers, Twix KitKat, and M&Ms.

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