If you wish for something chewy snack, you should take pumpkin seeds!

They contain a lot of nutrients such as zinc, magnesium, copper, protein and also they are power food seed. Pumpkin seeds also contain free radical digit agents and phytosterols which boost the health.

They contain fiber, and they give us more fiber which is great for digestion and they can help us to reach the 50 gr. in 1000 calories per serving.

You do not have to put them in the fridge and they are great snack which can be eaten everywhere.

THE BEST 9 PUMPKIN SEEDS BENEFITS

MAGNESIUM FOR YOUR HEART

¼ cup of pumpkin seeds contains enough daily magnesium which is important for different functions such as creation of ATP for the energy molecules, DNA and RNA synthesis, teeth and bones health, heart pumping, good bowel work and relaxed blood vessels. Additional benefits of magnesium for the blood pressure and it also stops strokes, cardiac arrests etc.

ZINC FOR YOU IMMUNE SYSTEM

Pumpkin seeds contain zinc and in 1 oz of pumpkin seed there are 2 mg of it. Zinc is important as it can boost the immune system, mood, cell growth, taste senses, sleep, smell senses, and it can improve eye and skin health, male stamina and insulin work. A lot of people are zinc deficient as soil can affect this, plant diets, drugs, and certain grains. This also goes with cold and flu, depression, fatigue, acne, low birth babies, bad memory, focus issues in kids.

PLANT BASED OMEGA 3

Raw nuts and seeds are amazing for omega 3 sources. People need the ALA alpha-linoleic acid and these changes in our body to omega 3 DHA and EPA, enzymes important for insulin work. Pumpkin seeds are amazing ALA, we would need animal sources such as krill oil as well.

FOR HEALTHY PROSTATE

They are amazing for men health. Pumpkin seeds contain zinc which is great for the prostate and pumpkin extract and oil can treat large prostate and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Some studies have proven that pumpkin oil and seeds are able to make the prostate healthier.

FOR DIABETES

Some studies have proven that insulin regulation can be better with pumpkin seeds. Also diabetic issues can be prevented from oxidation stress.

POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN BENEFITS

Pumpkin seed oil contains many phytoestrogens and some studies are saying that it is able to raise the good cholesterol and reduce headaches, hypertension, joint pain, hot flashes, and different signs in menopause.

HEART AND LIVER HEALTH

Pumpkin seeds contain a lot of fibers, healthy fats, antioxidants and they can make the heart and liver healthier mostly when combined with flaxseed.

TRYPTOPHAN FOR GOOD SLEEP

They contain tryptophan and in the body it changes into serotonin which also changes into melatonin, which is the sleep hormone. You should eat them before going to bed and eat a little bit of carbs such as apple or other fruit and you will sleep better.

FOR INFLAMMATION

Pumpkin oil and seeds can remove inflammation. One study has proven that it is better than other inflammation drugs such as Indomethacin for arthritis. It does not have side effects as well.

BEST WAY FOR CONSUMATION

In order to get all nutrients and benefits, they should be eaten raw. If you buy them from bulk bins, first smell them. They should not smell spoiled, rancid, musty and stale, which is mycotoxins. Best seeds are the organic as they do not have chemicals and pesticides.

However, most seeds and nuts also contain anti-nutrients such as phytic acid and that is why other nutrients are less useful after you digest. If you eat them regularly you should soak them or sprout them. To improve the taste, you can dehydrate them as well.

If you enjoy eating roasted seeds, you can roast but in controlled heat and time. Raw seeds may be roasted on low heat in the oven, in max 75C or 170 F with a little bit of Himalayan salt for 20 min.

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