I want to tell you about Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds have these nutritional benefits that a lot of people don’t even know. Most of the time, after cooking they just clean and dispose of everything they think contributes to their dirty kitchen. I used to help my mother cook when I was a kid and was assigned in cutting vegetables. I enjoy removing the seeds from the squash, put them together in one cup then throw them without any idea how important it is.

Aside from its flavourful taste, Pumpkin seeds have amazing health benefits that can help you and your household  holistically. According toDr. Edward Group, seeds are a vital part of our diet and pumpkinseeds are the best ones.

Let me share to you some of the awesome health benefits of pumpkin seeds and here are the most popular ones

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These vitamins and minerals are vital when it comes to cardiovascular health. Potassium and Magnesium are electrolytes that help conduct electricity in your heart for a healthier pump, reduce irregular heartbeat and heart failure. Magnesium reduces chances of hypertension by balancing potassium and sodium which is responsible for our blood pressure to help prevent stroke and heart disease. Whereas, phosphorus is important in the repair of cell breakdown and tissues and promotes strong teeth. Iron increases the number of cells that carry oxygen throughout the body for better perfusion.

With all the stress, pollution and unhealthy diet we need something that’ll boost our immunity to fight bacteria and virus that we meet each day. Pumpkin seeds are rich in Zinc, a mineral that increases immunity against flu, regulates the five senses, hormonal regulation especially insulin, lowers inflammation, and make sure that you can finish your tasks on a day-to-day basis. Basic as it may sound, but this is a mineral that we usually ignore most of the time

If you remember, I mentioned that Pumpkin Seeds control hormonal imbalance and has a direct effect when it comes to insulin. Pumpkin seed has a magnesium effects that fights off insulin resistance thus reducing diabetes risk, especially withType II Diabetes. It has Cucurbitacins that have the ability to destroy cancer cells before they multiply. Based on studies, it has a huge effect in lowering down lung, stomach, colon and mostly breast and prostate cancer probability.It also increases alkalinity in the body that reduces cancer.

Pumpkin seeds anti-oxidant effects is the main reason it prevents diseases such as cancer and others health issues because of minerals like Vitamin E. They keep up a radical free life and makes sure to clean our body every day when consumed. They keep the cells healthy and avoid unnecessary toxins in the body. Pumpkin seeds are also an alternative remedy to get rid of parasites and intestinal worms! It also has an inflammatory effect because of protein that promotes tissue repair and regeneration

Pumpkin seeds have an amino acid called L-Tryptophan that reduces sleep deprivation because of its capacity to release a neurotransmitter called Serotonin. It’s a chemical that’s associated with sleep and melatonin which controls sleep-wake cycles, fights depression and is also memory booster. So, eating pumpkin seeds will not only help you to be healthy, it can make you happy too!

Pumpkin seeds have a compound called Phyto sterols that are found in plant membranes. Pumpkin seed oil prevents unnecessary multiplication of prostate cells. Phyto sterols have beta-sitosterol that decreases swelling and prostate inflammation that causes benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. Thus, it reduces overactive bladder as well.

To sum it all up, pumpkin seeds have all the nutrients needed to maintain a fit body and promote healthy weight loss. It has fiber that promotes peristalsis, controls hormones for metabolism and has all the vitamins and minerals to maintain good blood flow. With proper exercise and diet, you can start working on your weight loss diary in no time. Aside from its delicious flavour, pumpkin seeds can be consumed with a lot of recipes that’s easy and cheap.

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Now, if you are someone who doesn’t like eating a particular food that is rich in vitamins and minerals then, pumpkin seed is what you need in your diet.

There are a lot of delicious recipes you can make with pumpkin seeds, the best part is, it’s easy and cost-effective as well. Just munch on them if you don’t want to cook them. I love sprinkling them on greek yoghurt or thick soups for the crunch.

Here is a Keto Pumpkin Seed and Walnut Cracker Recipe by Carb Manager. It’s a lovely app I recommend if you want to calculate your macros everyday. Their premium features are great, I still use their free version as I find it adequate,

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