Recent research shows that pumpkin might be the best workout juice.
Because it’s unexotic, inexpensive, and easy to pronounce, pumpkin is an underrated superfood. Pumpkin is loaded with carotenes that improve skin health and lowers inflammation.
Yet some fascinating research shows that pumpkin juice increases muscular endurance and boost strength.
A clue as to how the pumpkin extract works is given by the concentration of ammonia [NH3] and glucose in the mice’s blood.
While resting the pumpkin had no effect, but immediately after the swimming session the Taiwanese noticed that the mice that had been given pumpkin extract had less ammonia and more glucose in their blood.
Read the rest of the details at the always fascinating Ergo-Log.
There are two easy ways to get more pumpkin in your diet.
When pumpkin is in season, juice it. See, “How to Juice a Pumpkin.”
Since pumpkin is out of season most places, buy canned pumpkin and use it to make protein smoothies.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe
- 1 can pumpkin
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- spices (optional)
Add ingredients to high-speed blender and blend until your smoothie has a smooth consistency.