Weight Management with Thorne: All Things Pumpkin!

A healthy way to embrace the Autumn season.

Pumpkin can keep you feeling full longer on fewer calories. Why? Because pumpkin is a good source of fiber with only 50 calories per one-cup serving of mashed pumpkin. A fiber-rich diet seems to help people eat less, thereby helping with weight management. Recent research is even finding that pumpkin can help you metabolize sugar more efficiently. Pumpkin can keep you feeling full longer on fewer calories. Why? Because pumpkin is a good source of fiber with only 50 calories per one-cup serving of mashed pumpkin. A fiber-rich diet seems to help people eat less, thereby helping with weight management. Recent research is even finding that pumpkin can help you metabolize sugar more efficiently.

The spices in traditional pumpkin pie also have potential health benefits. For example, in addition to the pumpkin itself, cinnamon (included in Thorne's MediBolic®) can also help metabolize dietary sugars more efficiently, thus helping to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.* Ginger, another key spice in pumpkin pie, is well-known for its benefits as a digestive aid and is particularly helpful for nausea.* Cloves can benefit digestion and the immune system, and nutmeg can act as a natural sleep aid.

Pumpkin is high in vitamin A and carotenoids - beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin - good for your eyes, skin, immune system, and general health.

Consider making your next MediBolic smoothie a "pumpkin pie" smoothie!  Place the following in a blender:
• Two scoops of MediBolic
• 3-4 tablespoons of canned organic pumpkin (just the pumpkin puree - because pumpkin pie filling has lots of added sugar)
• Two tablespoons of Greek yogurt - plain or honey flavor (it's higher in protein than other yogurt); or a non-dairy yogurt, such as coconut milk yogurt, can be substituted.
• 12-14 ounces (more if you like a thinner smoothie) of unsweetened coconut milk (or regular non-fat milk or unsweetened almond milk can be substituted)
• Add a dash of pumpkin pie spice
• Blend and enjoy! 
(Optional add-ins: Watching Hocus Pocus or Halloweentown) 

You can download the complete Thorne Weight Management Guide for free, so you can browse all Weight Management Recipes using MediBolic. If you are using the pumpkin Medibolic smoothie as part of the Thorne Weight Management Program, then we recommend cutting the recipe in half and drinking two smoothies daily.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.