Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Vegetables Updated 23 August 2017 Pumpkins Pumpkins and squash contain high levels of antioxidants and carotenes. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Pumpkins and squash contain high levels of antioxidants and carotenes, notably vitamin C and E and therefore may lower cancer risk, heart disease, cataracts and strokes. Unlike many other vegetables, pumpkins can be kept for a long time, as they are hard-skinned.An average-sized helping of pumpkins or squash every second day can provide many benefits. Calories 32 Carotenes 3,255 Potassium 280mg Vitamin C 15mg Vitamin E 1,8mg Per 100g NEXT ON HEALTH24X 5 reasons to love avocados 2018-10-14 07:00 More: Healthy FoodVegetables advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Smoking dangers » Hubbly hooking lots of young adults on tobacco Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene Many young adults misinformed about hookahs Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide. Managing incontinence » 5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.