Foods that we typically reserve for autumn eating can be good for your heart! Pumpkins, it seems are especially good for us, being high in beta-carotene. Some suggested ways of eating them are: Cut into cubes and baked, then drizzled with olive oil. You can also make some great pumpkin soups by pureeing pumpkin, adding skim milk, ginger, and chicken broth. My husband makes it every year.
Pumpkin seeds are also good for us. They are high in fat, but it’s the good kind of fat, and they also contain linolenic acid, which prevent arteries from hardening, according to this article. So, even if your jack-o-lanterns are sagging, you can still enjoy pumpkins.