Amazing Health Benefits Of Pumpkin Seeds

Amazing Health Benefits Of Pumpkin Seeds

Have you ever imagined that pumpkin seeds, which were normally thrown away, could have so many benefits for our body?

Roasted pumpkin seeds have a sweet and sweet flavor - similar to nuts - with a soft texture, but most importantly, they are one of the most nutritious seeds that exist. In some places they are also known as "nuggets" and are dark green in color. Some of these seeds are covered with a yellow and white shell.

Pumpkins are native to North America. This food was already popular in ancient times by Native Americans because of its nutritional and medicinal properties. Its many benefits come from its high content of essential nutrients for our body: zinc, phosphorus, copper, potassium, iron and magnesium.

What are pumpkin seeds?

Pumpkin seeds have a powerful nutritional power. It contains a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc.

They contain a wide variety of beneficial plant compounds, known as phytosterols and antioxidants, that help improve health.

Pumpkin seeds can be beneficial for:

  • The cardiac system.
  • The liver and the immune system.
  • Fight diabetes and cancer.
  • Offer unique benefits to the health of the prostate.
  • Relieve the symptoms of menopause in women.

Benefits of pumpkin seeds for men's health

Benefits of pumpkin seeds for men

Pumpkin seed offers excellent health benefits, especially for men because it is rich in essential nutrients.

Promotes fertility and reproduction

The squash seed contains nutrients such as zinc and magnesium ayandes properties that relax the blood vessels and promote male fertility. It helps to increase the quality and quantity of sperm and improves libido by promoting reproduction.

Maintains the health of the prostate

Due to its high zinc content, squash seed protects prostate health especially in mature men. It is an essential and effective nutrient in the treatment of enlarged prostate.

Strengthens the immune system

Pumpkin seed is a natural source of zinc and minerals that help protect and strengthen the immune system.

Reduces bad cholesterol levels

Pumpkin seeds also contain phytosterols that could lower levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol in the blood naturally.

Provides a restful sleep

Pumpkin seeds are rich in the natural amino acid called tryptophan, which promotes the production of serotonin to generate a good mood and maintain energy levels.

Protects and strengthens bones

Squash seeds are full of magnesium, also helping to take care of bone health, especially protecting them against fractures.

Benefits of pumpkin seeds

Eliminate intestinal parasites

The pumpkin seed with garlic can eliminate intestinal parasites thanks to the properties of these two natural products.

Ingredients

  • A spoonful of pumpkin seeds.
  • A clove of garlic.
  • A spoonful of honey.

Method of preparation

  1. Peel the pumpkin seeds and remove the skin from the clove of garlic.
  2. Introduce them in a mortar and grind the pumpkin seeds and the clove of garlic.
  3. Add the spoonful of honey and continue mixing until the ingredients are well integrated.

Balance the pH of the body

Squash seed has an alkalizing action, which means it reduces acidity in the blood and tissues. The consumption of refined sugar acidifies the blood constantly, which is harmful for the body, by subtracting the essential minerals and interfering with the organic functions; causing a variety of pains and diseases.

Benefit intestinal health

Squash seed fights some intestinal parasites and helps relieve constipation with fiber content.

Help to lose weight and prevent diabetes

Pumpkin seed stabilizes blood sugar levels thanks to its high level of high quality protein. One hundred grams of pumpkin seeds provide up to 30 grams of these proteins. Although it has up to 500 calories per hundred grams, it mainly contains high quality protein and beneficial fatty acids.

Anti-inflammatory effect

The pumpkin seed has an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect that seems to rival that of the drugs but without producing side effects. It is a good alternative in cases of arthritis and other painful inflammations.

Prevent osteoporosis

Its zinc, calcium and magnesium content makes pumpkin seed a powerful ally for keeping bones healthy in women and men.

Relieves insomnia, depression and anxiety

The pumpkin seed has a high content of tryptophan, a serotonin amino acid, vital for relieving anxiety states and maintaining a good mood, for avoiding depression and for providing restful sleep. In addition, it contains glutamate, another neurochemical important in reducing nervous irritability and other neurotic states.

Rich in antioxidants

Pumpkin seed contains vitamin E of various types, which counteracts cellular damage from free radicals. It also contains antioxidants: zinc, phenols and lignins, making pumpkin seeds a good elixir of youth.

Rich in magnesium and manganese

Thanks to its high content of magnesium and manganese, squash seed promotes healthy bones and heart and the overall functioning of the body.

Reduces the risk of cancer

Pumpkin seed seems to be effective in the prevention and treatment of several types of cancer (especially breast and prostate).

What is the best way to consume pumpkin seeds?

To get the maximum benefit and all its properties, it is advisable to eat raw pumpkin seed.

You can mix it in your favorite salads or add them crushed in soups and creams.

In order to preserve the healthy fats found in the seeds, the pumpkin seeds must be eaten raw. If you decide to buy seeds in a container, make sure that the smell is not rancid. Organic pumpkin seeds are better because they are not contaminated with pesticides or other harmful chemicals.

However, most nuts and seeds have anti-nutritive properties such as phytic acid, which can make all the important nutrients mentioned above less bioavailable at the time of consumption. So, if you plan to regularly consume seeds or nuts, it would be convenient to wash and germinate them. To give them a more pleasant flavor, you can dehydrate them in the oven, or better and more profitably in a dehydrator.

If you prefer to eat roasted seeds, grill them yourself to control the temperature and cooking time. Raw pumpkin seeds can be cooked over low heat in the oven (no more than 170 degrees F or 75 degrees Celsius).

Do not waste this gift of nature!

Do not waste pumpkin seeds

What do you think about the incredible amount of benefits that pumpkin seeds provide? In short, pumpkin seeds are a great help to keep us jovial, both indoors and outdoors. The most surprising thing is to think of how many benefits to our health we lose when we throw them away when we cook pumpkins.

We know that the process of separation, cooking, roasting and spraying will be very complicated for more than one person. But keep in mind that nowadays it is also possible to buy them from health food stores, health food stores and herbalists.

Therefore, regardless of the way to obtain them, it is worth adding these seeds to our customs, because eating a food with similar properties is, without a doubt, a success that will translate into our health and quality. of life.

Sources

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov : The effect of pumpkin seeds on oxalcrystalluria and urinary compositions of children in hyperendemic area
[2] https://articles.mercola.com : 9 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds
[3] https://www.healthline.com : Top 11 Science-Based Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds





Posted on 05/21/2018 by Safa Maala Benefits and virtues of herbs 0 36020
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