They tell us not to eat nibbles, but they don’t have to be always the bad guys. Pumpkin seed is so tasty and delicious. These seeds have huge quantities of magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and vitamin K.
You can eat them raw or roasted. Very delicious and can be used as additions to soups, salads and sauces, with many more good reasons the eat them today:
1. Cancer prevention
It is proved that they contain compounds which are effective against cancerous cells and have anti-inflammatory properties, reducing the chances for cancer for as much as 23%.
2. Reduce PMS symptoms
These seed regulate the heat waves, headaches, reduce pain in the wrists and are helpful for people who are prone to mood swings.
3. Reduce cholesterol
They can reduce the bad cholesterol for 13% and also decrease the risk of blood clothes, stroke and heart attack by regulating the blood pressure.
4. Protection of diabetes
They are rich in healthy unsaturated fatty acids, which are effective for blood sugar regulation, so people with diabetes should eat them every day.
5. Good for weight loss
Because they are rich in fibers and proteins, you will be replete for a longer time.
Apart from the physical health, they are good for the mind. They can ease symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety.
7. Prevent osteoporosis
These seeds are great source of zinc, mineral which is very important for the bones. Just ¼ cup of seed have 17% of the recommended daily dose of zinc.