Pumpkins are pretty prevalent in North American culture, especially this time of year. Linus waited on the appearance of the Great Pumpkin. Everything becomes some version of itself, but pumpkin-spiced! And what’s Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie? But besides being a marketing tool and a great dessert, there’s more to pumpkins than meets the eye! Let’s talk about seven health benefits of pumpkin, most of which you probably aren’t even aware of!
Statins are used to control LDL Cholesterol in our bodies. They are effective, which is why cardiologists prescribe them for their patients at risk for heart attack, coronary heart disease, angina and stroke. Sometimes, however, they get prescribed to patients with a family history of the above conditions. An important note on statins is that while they reduce cholesterol being made by the body, they do NOT remove any blockages already in existence.