It's that time of year to get your pumpkin seed fix on!
Raw pumpkin seeds provide a rich source of fiber, a type of carbohydrate
that prevents constipation and benefits digestive health. The seeds
also boost your intake of protein — each ounce of seeds provides almost
9 grams of the nutrient. You also increase your mineral intake when you
eat pepitas. The seeds contain iron, a mineral important to red blood
cell function, as well as potassium, phosphorus, zinc and magnesium.
Because fiber, protein and minerals are not destroyed by roasting, these
nutrients are found in roughly equal amounts in both raw and roasted
Other Amazing reasons to eat them seeds!
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;
They’re also high in the heart-healing mineral magnesium, which is also Nature’s natural relaxant;
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.
Pumpkin seeds are also high in the prostate-protecting mineral zinc, making these seeds the ultimate snack for men’s health.
They’re a good source of blood-building and energy-boosting iron.
Their phytosterol compounds are believed to lower cholesterol levels.