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10 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

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10 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

If you throw away the seeds when you carve your next pumpkin you might want to reconsider, particularly after trying freshly roasted seeds. But they don’t just taste great, these seeds support superb health too.

Here’s how:

1.  They’re high in the sleep-enhancing amino acid tryptophan that converts to serotonin in your body and helps ensure a good night’s sleep;

2.  They’re also high in the heart-healing mineral magnesium, which is also Nature’s natural relaxant;

3.  They’re high levels of easily-digestible protein helps stabilize blood sugar when eaten as a snack throughout the day.  Stable blood sugar means weight loss if you’re trying to lose.

4.  High in Omega 3s, pumpkin seed oil has been shown in studies to reduce the incidence of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)—a condition in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged.

5.  Pumpkin seeds are also high in the prostate-protecting mineral zinc, making these seeds the ultimate snack for men’s health.

Keep reading to learn how to maximize the health benefits of roasted pumpkin seeds…

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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4:04AM PST on Mar 2, 2014

i make a drink of pumkin seeds grapes kiwi fruit and honey tastes good and i hope makes me healthy lol do feel ok

9:45AM PDT on Sep 5, 2013

I like salted and roasted pumpkin seeds. They taste really great.

6:45AM PDT on May 28, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

10:36AM PDT on May 9, 2013

Thank you! However, I think we need to be careful to find out where they come from.

6:50PM PDT on May 7, 2013

.....still best of all....they're yummy, too.....

7:09PM PDT on May 5, 2013

great item.......thanks

7:42AM PDT on May 3, 2013

Thanks

6:16AM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

Beneficial

9:06AM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

This article brings me back to my youth spent in Greece. In open-air cinemas you could hear the noise of pumpkin and sunflower seeds (toasted and salted) crunching. It was sold as popcorn is sold in theaters these days.

5:33PM PDT on Mar 31, 2013

always great info, thanks M.

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