Pumpkins are the star of the season. Autumn gives us our only opportunity to enjoy them fresh-picked. A more important reason to eat up is that pumpkins are a nutrient-dense food due to their high nutrients and low-calorie count. If weight loss is an issue, this is an excellent food to add to your diet. Other properties are antioxidants for cancer prevention, beta-carotene to boost the immune system, lutein, and zeaxanthin, for eye health, and potassium, fiber, and vitamin C for heart health. Pumpkins head the list of superfoods, so don’t just think decorations; enjoy as much of them as the appetite will bear. The mantra for superfoods is to make sure to get them in you.