FITNESS TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN (Part 2) : Get Fit Friday #6

December 22, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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How to have a happy and healthy Halloween

October 28, 2010 by  
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Halloween is just around the corner. That is why I’ve brought you today a round-up of what I feel are useful tips for a healthy and safe Halloween.

Halloween candy: Facts and myths
There are fears that Halloween treats poisoned but this is highly unlikely, according to experts. Instead, what we should be scared off are the calories, the sugars and the transfats. Health and nutrition experts at the University of North Carolina explain the facts and myths about Halloween candies, covering the following claims:

Check it out so you will know “how to tell truth from fiction as you stay safe and well on Halloween.”

Trick-or-treaters’ Halloween candy often picked off by parents
How’s these for Halloween statistics:

With these figures in mind, health experts are hoping the everyone – adults and children alike – will be practicing moderation this coming Sunday.

For healthy pumpkin, squash the urge to turn it into pie
Last week, I baked a pumpkin pie for the first time for my family and they didn’t like it. Pumpkin pie as Americans know it – sweet and full of calories – is not something to be easily found in Europe. Because pumpkins are seldom eaten here sweet. We do eat lots of pumpkin soup as well as pureed pumpkin. But never tried nor heard of pumpkin pudding or pumpkin doughnuts before. This article in USA Today gives a couple of alternative, low-fat, low-calorie recipes for pumpkins.

Tips to Green Your Halloween
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) gives us some tips on how to celebrate Halloween safely and toxic-free.
In particular, EWG warns consumers about the potentially harmful products in face paints, hairsprays and costumes. It gives recommendation on more natural alternatives in terms of make ups, treats, decorations and food.

Halloween the Healthy Way
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is also sharing with us special Halloween tips with the following take home message: “Don’t be tricked this Halloween. Make better lifestyle choices to keep you and your family safe and healthy.” For this purpose, CDC has Halloween health e-cards for you to use and share – in English and in Spanish. Check them out!

Pumpkin – autumn’s healthy superstar

October 5, 2010 by  

The world is turning orange. Just look at the leaves and the pumpkins.

Pumpkins are the real stars of autumn, not only as decorations but as food for our kitchen. In this group also belong the butternuts and squash.

Over the years, I’ve been told the following:

Pumpkins are more 90% water.

This is correct. But this is true for most vegetables and fruit. That doesn’t mean that they are not nutritious.

Pumpkin dishes are full of calories.

Not necessarily. I definitely try to minimize the fat and calories in my pumpkin dishes. Here is how:

  • Use low-fat cream or milk in your pumpkin soup.
  • For pumpkin pies, make your own crust with less fat or buy the low-fat ready-made crusts.
  • Include the skin to increase fiber content.
  • Use low-fat cream and less number of eggs for the filling.
  • Or simply boil slices of pumpkin and sprinkle a little bit of salt.

Nutritional value of pumpkins

Like most orange-colored vegetables, pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene as well as vitamin A, C, and potassium.

According to How Stufff Works, a serving of cooked, mashed pumpkin contains:

Calories 24
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrate 6 g
Protein 1 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sodium 1 mg
Vitamin A 6,115 IU
Niacin 1 mg
Vitamin C 6 mg
Calcium 18 mg
Potassium 282 mg
Carotenoids 6,012 micrograms


However, pumpkins are not the only health stars of autumn. Do not forget pumpkin seeds!

Do you know for example that

  • pumpkin seeds benefit prostate health and help prevent prostate cancer?
  • pumpkin seeds are a good source of the vitamins and minerals, including the element Zinc which is important for bone health?
  • pumpkin seeds can help lower cholesterol?
  • pumpkin seeds may benefit bladder health?
  • pumpkin seeds can potentially help prevent arthritis?

For more details about the health benefits of pumpkin seeds, check out

My family love pumpkin seeds as:

  • extra flavoring for bread and bread rolls
  • toppings to green and mixed salad
  • snack on the go that fit in a small plastic bag or box that can then be carried in a pocket. Pumpkin seeds are a great alternative to roasted peanuts.

When buying roasted pumpkin kids, make sure to buy the non-salted ones!

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