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Superfood: Only Handful Of These Seeds A Day Can Do Wonders For Your Body!

Written By Admin on Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 10:59:00 AM

It is about seeds from pumpkin. Pumpkins in general are very healthy and their seeds also contain a lot of quality ingredients that our body needs such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc and vitamin K. Also, they are rich in proteins, magnesium, fiber and phosphorus. They can be great “entertainment” while watching movie and in same time you will do something good for your health. You can eat them raw or baked in the oven, but remember do not use higher temperature than 170 degrees for around 15 minutes. Also, they can be amazing addition to salads, soups and sauces, here is why you should consume more of them:

  1. Prevent acidity in the stomach – eat daily one full hand of pumpkin seeds and the discomfort inside your stomach, nausea, flatulence and sour taste in your mouth will disappear forever.
  2. Lowering cholesterol – latest researches have shown that pumpkin seeds are ideal if you have high cholesterol. They can reduce the bad cholesterol by 13%. Also, they reduce the risk of blood clots, cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack and regulate blood pressure.
  3. Prevent occurrence of osteoporosis – seeds from pumpkin are great source of zinc, mineral that is needed for bone build in. Only ¼ cup of seeds from pumpkin contain 17% of the recommended daily dose of zinc.
  4. They fight excellent against cancer – one study which was conducted in Germany confirmed that women who regularly eat seeds from pumpkin have 23% lowered risk of occurrence of breast cancer. Pumpkin seeds contain compound which successfully fights against caner cells of various types.
  5. Fighting depression – Pumpkin seeds effectively act on mental health, in particular they reduce the symptoms of depression, stress levels and anxiety.
  6. Help to reduce overweight – thanks to proteins and fibers inside the pumpkin seeds, you will be satisfied for longer than usual. Only 30 grams of these snacks contain around 5 grams of protein and around 285 calories. So consume them in moderation.
  7. They reduce the symptoms of arthritis – these seeds contain anti- inflammatory properties which relieve arthritis symptoms. 30 g of these seeds are enough to relieve the symptoms.
  8. Protect from diabetes – They are great in regulating blood sugar levels precisely because the are rich in healthy unsaturated fat acids. Diabetics should consume them daily.
  9. Help with insomnia – By consuming them few hours before sleeping, they can be excellent remedy for insomnia because they contribute to increased secretion of melatonin and serotonin.
  10. Boost the immune system – The small green seeds from pumpkin are rich in magnesium and zinc which are important for strengthening the immune system. So, eat the seeds and you will never again have problems with poor immunity.