Perks of Pumpkin Seeds

Perks of Pumpkin Seeds

by Posted on: October 12, 2016Categories: LiveWell 24/7   

Carving pumpkins is one of the many things we love about fall. Salvaging those pumpkin seeds at the end makes it all that much better! Did you know that 1 cup of pumpkin seeds has 12 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber? It’s true, and those are just two among several benefits of this tasty fall snack!

  • Reduces Inflammation – Pumpkin seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. These replace saturated fats with healthy, unsaturated fats.
  • Mental Wellness – The Curcurbita Maxima compound in pumpkin seed oil  improves memory.
  • Heart Health – Includes antihypertensive and cardiovascular benefits. It’s Magnesium content will lower your blood pressure and prevent sudden heart attack or stroke!
  • Prevents Diabetes – Due to its low glycemic load, pumpkin seeds can help lower your blood sugar!
  • Regulates Digestion – Due to its high fiber content, pumpkin seeds will keep you regular!
  • Immune Support – With its high zinc content, pumpkin seeds will keep you immune system running smoothly!
  • Restful Sleep – Pumpkin seeds contain Tryptophan, which converts into serotonin, which then converts to melatonin!

So bring out the pumpkins and make this a fun, fall activity for your family! Be sure to roast those pumpkin seeds in the oven afterwards so that you can maximize your health and wellbeing!

Dr. Mercola

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