Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

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Filled with lots of minerals including zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron and copper.

Contain phytosterols, compounds that that have been shown to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol.

Contain L-tryptophan, which helps with good sleep and lowering depression. Tryptophan is converted into serotonin and niacin. Serotonin is also very helpful in helping us to have a good night’s sleep.

Are high in zinc, making them a natural protector against osteoporosis. Low intake of zinc is linked to higher rates of osteoporosis. In a study of almost 400 men (age from 45-92) published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition they found a correlation between low dietary intake of zinc, low blood levels of the trace mineral and osteoporosis at the hip and spine.

Are a good source vitamin E; they contain about 35.10 mg of tocopherol per 100 g.

Are the most alkaline-forming seed.

Are an excellent source of vitamin B group (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) and folates).

Contain good quality protein. 100 g seeds provide 30 g.

According to studies, pumpkin seeds prevent calcium oxalate kidney stone formation.

Reduce inflammation for arthritis without the side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs.

Are used in many cultures as a natural treatment for tapeworms and other parasites.

Are good for prostate health! The oil in pumpkin seeds alleviates difficult urination that happens with an enlarged prostate.
 
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