Hear me out: Pumpkin offers tons of nutrients, including Vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium and a solid dose of Vitamin C. Most notably, though, the seasonal squash is packed with fiber. Foods high in dietary fiber are known to aid weight loss, because they make you feel full with fewer calories. So when your relatives ask why you’re picking at the pie before the bird’s even out of the oven, just let them know: I’m losing weight!
Well, even if my new diet theory doesn’t totally add up, there are still plenty of healthy reasons to dig in and enjoy the holiday’s signature dessert. Happy Thanksgiving.