You guys must be wondering what is it with me and posting the benefits of seeds every single week! Well I am on the hunt for healthy things to snack on that will be beneficial to my overall health. I am obsessed with seeds especially the seeds of things I eat on the regular. Most people tend to throw these away without a second thought, and what they are throwing away could be of enormous value to their well being.
Pumpkin seeds are a sure favorite with a lot of people because of their chewy texture and the fact that they taste really good. If you are trying to do away with snacking on unhealthy treats, then pumpkin seeds are a great replacement.
1. Heart Healthy Magnesium
Contains Magnesium which is beneficial for people with high blood pressure. Reducing blood pressure is important in preventing heart attacks, and strokes.
2. Quality Protein
Every 100 g of pumpkin seeds contains 30 g of protein. Protein is essential for building muscle tissue and for strong healthy hair.
3. Plant-Based Omega-3 Fats
Contains omega 3 which is great for brain function.
The Zinc in pumpkin seeds is great because it helps in potentially preventing osteoporosis.
5. Prostate Health
Pumpkin seeds are an important product for men’s health. Their high zinc content also helps with prostate health.
Helps to reduce the inflammatory caused by arthritis.
7. Anti-Diabetic Effects
Helps regulate insulin levels in the blood.
8. Vitamin B
Are an excellent source of vitamin B group (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) and folates).
9. Benefits for Postmenopausal Women
Pumpkin seed oil contains phytoestrogens which has been shown to decreases hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.
10. Heart and Liver Health
Pumpkin seeds are also beneficial for heart and liver health especially when flax seeds are also included in your overall diet.