Fall is most definitely my favorite time of the year. I love waking up in the morning to the fresh crisp air and hearing the leaves crunch under my feet when I go for a walk in the evening. But most of all, I love pumpkin spice coffee creamer. I love it so much that I've been known to scoop up as many bottles as I can each grocery shopping trip to make sure that I've got enough to last through the winter.

One of my friends posted something on Facebook saying that she couldn't stand all of the pumpkin flavored this and that this time of year and I was really surprised at how many people agreed with her that they think pumpkin is disgusting and avoid it like the plague.

Most people associate pumpkins with fall decorations or a seasonal flavor of coffee, but there's actually a lot more to the gourds. According to Mindful Yoga Health, these are five reasons you should definitely try to incorporate more pumpkin into your diet.

  • 1

    Pumpkins Pack Tons of Fiber

    Having digestion problems? Eat pumpkin because it helps aids in digestion. I've bought canned pumpkin and given it in small amounts to my toddler when he's had plumbing issues and it's fixed the problem within a couple hours. It's worked for me, too.

  • 2

    Pumpkins Fight Charlie Horses

    Pumpkins are packed full of minerals such as magnesium, zinc, iron, and potassium. If you're like me and get really nasty charlie horses when pregnant, but can't stand to eat bananas, reach for some pumpkin because it'll help prevent your muscles from cramping.

  • 3

    Pumpkins Make You Feel Good...Literally

    Bet you didn't know this- pumpkin seeds contain tryptophan, which is the same thing turkey contains and that stuff helps your body produce serotonin which is an all natural mood-booster!

  • 4

    Pumpkin Lowers Bad Cholesterol

    Has your doctor told you that you need to lower your bad cholesterol? Munch on some pumpkin seeds because they'll help get the job done!

  • 5

    Pumpkins Have Anti-Inflammatory Properties

    Studies say that eating pumpkin will reduce your risk of disease and cancer. I mean, isn't that reason enough?