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Amazing Nutritious Health Benefits Of Pumpkin Seeds

Hope your kids are getting ready for Halloween?  Wouldn’t it be great if you keep some roasted pumpkin seeds ready amidst all this hustle and bustle of Halloween preparation? They are a nutritious and a welcome addition to the Halloween party.

The pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc and it would be advisable you eat the unshelled version of it. If you are roasting it at home do not roast it for more than 15-20 minutes. The longer time it is being roasted the more unwanted changes occurs to its nutrient content.

Pumpkin seeds are rich in protein, phosphorous, magnesium and manganese. It is also a good source of zinc and iron. Though not a good source of vitamin E, it has diverse forms of the vitamin E and so brings in more health benefits.

Pumpkin seed extract and pumpkin seed oil works wonders for those suffering from diabetes and they improve insulin regulation. In animal experiments they prevent the undesirable effects of diabetes on kidney function.

Pumpkin seeds have a unique content of antioxidants which reduces the risk of cancer. The extract and oil obtained from the seeds are good for treating BPH- benign prostatic hyperplasia, which is a non cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland.

 The seeds contain glutamate essential for the synthesis of anti –stress neurochemical in the brain and help to avoid anxiety attacks and mood disorders.  They contain tryptophan which gets converted to serotonin. The serotonin is called as nature’s sleeping pill. Simply put the pumpkin seeds help you to sleep well.

These wonder seeds contain antimicrobial properties which include antifungal and antiviral properties. They also increase body’s resistance against various infectious diseases.

A helpful tip, you can hold a small jar filled with roasted unshelled pumpkin seeds on your work desk, inside your car and definitely in your menage.

Take good care,

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