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Pumkins are good for the heart

October 22, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
It turns out pumpkins are good for more than just carving halloween jack-o-lanterns. They might help you have a healthy heart.

Researchers say pumpkins are full of phenols, an antioxidant that's found in some plant-based foods.

One study found phenols help to relax blood vessels, which can be good for your blood pressure.

If you roast the seeds, you'll get another benefit.

They're rich in a type of fat that's also good for the blood vessels. - Get more L.A. breaking news, weather, traffic and sports
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