Pumpkin Everything and Dentist Approve

It is pumpkin season and it can be spotted everywhere! The good news is that pumpkin is amazingly healthy food. It is very nutrient-dense loaded with numerous vitamins. Both pumpkin and pumpkin seeds have numerous health benefits and can actually help to keep your smile happy.

While pumpkin is a very healthy choice we do caution against buying pumpkin-flavored products that can include a high amount of added sugars. Below you will find some tips to help you make the best choices when it comes to choosing your pumpkin products.

Pumpkin Everything - Choosing the Right Products

Read the Label

When you go to grab that pumpkin-flavored product be sure to read the ingredient label. Specifically, look at the grams of sugar and below that, you will see the number of grams of added sugar. Keep in mind that it is recommended to have no more than 25 grams of added sugar per day.

Natural

An easy way to make good choices is to think about pumpkin in its natural form. Avoid products that are highly processed and are pumpkin flavored. Flavored products normally include very little of the natural product and therefore will not have health-boosting benefits. Roasted pumpkin seeds are a great crunchy natural snack!

Made From Scratch

The best way to control what is in your food is to make it from scratch! You can find tons of tasty healthy pumpkin recipes everywhere. So grab some pumpkins and get creative in the kitchen.

Pumpkin for Your Smile

Have your pumpkin and eat it too! Enjoy the fall season by carving your jack o' lanterns and then indulge in some homemade dentist-approved pumpkin treats that will have you smiling! Remember that sugar causes tooth decay and make it your priority to avoid sugary items to keep your smile happy.



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