START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

10 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

  • 1 of 2
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…

  • 1 of 2

Read more: Alternative Therapies, Appetizers & Snacks, Arthritis, Asthma, Cholesterol, Diet & Nutrition, Eating for Health, Food, General Health, Health, Heart & Vascular Disease, Insomnia, Michelle Schoffro Cook, Obesity, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of 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 her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


+ add your own
6:25PM PDT on Jun 22, 2015

This is great news. I loooove pumpkin seeds
But didn't know how good they were for me. I always thought of them as a fattening treat .... TILL NOW😉

2:19AM PDT on May 29, 2015

Thanks for sharing.

10:33AM PST on Dec 19, 2014

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds....

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


add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

We have a small farmers market within bicycling distance and now that it's finally cooling off some …

Good article 🌷

I can't speak to being skinny (I'm not), but I can say that it's possible and probable that the redu…

With us in Switzerland, farmers, subsidised all State! To the milk machine, even by the produced pro…


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!