Ever year, millions of pumpkins are carved and left on a front porch as a fall decoration. But don’t toss those seeds! The benefits of pumpkin seeds are impressive. These very inexpensive seeds offers incredible nutritional density.
The benefits of pumpkin seeds for men include promoting prostate health, heart health, hair growth, and even offer a small boost to testosterone. Pumpkin seeds for hair growth has been research-proven to be very effective. Many men have used pumpkin seeds to get a 40% increase in hair growth, according to the research.
The pumpkin seed benefits that are most encouraging are those related to oxidative stress, inflammation, and heart health. Our heart is our life source; crucial for daily function to our body. When our heart is healthy through proper nutrition, then our longevity is increased. Who doesn’t love that? Pumpkin seeds also aids in reducing inflammation in the body, thereby reducing our risk of disease.
Pumpkin seeds are loaded with magnesium, iron, phosphate, manganese, omega 3’s, and protein.
If you want a high dose of all the nutrients that pumpkin seeds offer then look to pumpkin seed oil. You can even supplement with it in order to get the benefits.
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[Video Transcription] Benefits Of Pumpkin Seeds
In this video, we’re talking about the benefits of pumpkin seeds.
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In this video, we’re talking about the benefits of pumpkin seeds. Many people are carving those pumpkins and tossing those seeds in the garbage, but what most people don’t know is that pumpkin seeds are a highly nutritious snack. When we look at pumpkin seeds, they’re loaded with nutrients and they offer a ton of great benefits to your overall health.
What we’ll discuss in this video are the top nutrients in pumpkin seeds, how it’s going to benefit your health, and then at the end of this video what I’ll do is teach you how to make your own pumpkin seeds in your own home, very inexpensive, and do it in a way that doesn’t destroy the nutrient quality of the pumpkin seed itself. Let’s go ahead and get started.
One of the first great qualities about pumpkin seeds is that they have a good amount of protein in them and in just one cup of pumpkin seeds you’re going to find about 12 grams of protein here. The other thing that’s great about pumpkin seeds is that they are high in manganese. They’re also high in phosphorus, copper, magnesium, zinc, and iron. Pumpkin seeds also have other nutrients in them, such as omega 3’s, vitamin E, phytosterols, which are antioxidants, some vitamin B. Pumpkin seeds overall are really loaded with nutrients, but what we’re focusing on here are just the heavy hitters, the nutrients that are in high amounts in pumpkin seeds.
When we look at the different nutrients here, what we know is that each and every one of them plays a huge role in our overall health. Biochemically, they carry out hundreds of different functions in the body. But what we’re going to do is really focus on some of the heavy hitters and some of the things that we know that are research-proven that pumpkin seeds can actually help you with.
First here is inflammation. Pumpkin seeds really help support the reduction of inflammation. As a matter of fact, pumpkin seeds are research-proven to help reverse arthritis. We know that this is really important because when we look at inflammation, it’s really the root cause of disease. When we look at heart disease, cancer, all these really start with a chronic inflammatory process in the body. Pumpkin seeds can support that.
Next here on our list is mental wellbeing and sleep wellbeing. It really is going to help your mental wellbeing because it has tryptophan in it, which affects serotonin, which is going to create calmness of mind, and really support reduction of anxiety. When we look at sleep, the tryptophan is actually going to support the serotonin, which in turn is going to support melatonin release, which is going to help you sleep better at night. So, that is how pumpkin seeds can help with your sleep and mental wellbeing.
The next here is prostate health. Pumpkin seeds are very high in zinc, so being that they’re very high in zinc can help with prostate issues and even when we look at pumpkin seed oil, it has actually been research-proven to support the reduction of an enlarged prostate.
When we look at how pumpkin seeds can benefit heart health, they’re really powerful because they’re high in omega-3’s, antioxidants, fiber, and they also are going to decrease oxidative stress, which is really powerful for your cardiovascular system.
The other thing is post menopause. There’s a lot of symptoms that pop up. Pumpkin seeds are research-proven to actually decrease many of these different symptoms that many women face, and so they’re very powerful for that too.
Pumpkin seeds are going to support skin health and hair growth.
They’re also going to support reversing diabetes. The way that it’s going to do this is by decreasing oxidative stress and it’s shown to have an insulin-balancing effect on the body.
When we look at pumpkin seeds, one of the best ways to consume them is raw. That is how you’re going to get the most benefits; you’re going to get the most active nutrients within the pumpkin seed. Now if that’s not really your thing, what you can do is you can dehydrate them. What we do is we put a little bit of coconut oil on them, and then lay them out on a tray, sprinkle them with sea salt, and then put them in the oven at 170° for 20-25 minutes. This way we preserve the nutrients in it, we preserve the fats, keep them from turning rancid, and then they’re still highly nutritious and they taste really great.
If you really want to get a high dose of all the nutrients that are found in pumpkin seeds, you can actually use pumpkin seed oil. It’s used a lot in research. To use the pumpkin seed oil, you can just supplement with that every day, and it’s going to be very, very beneficial to your overall health.
If you like pumpkin in general, I’ve included a link below where you can get some of my favorite pumpkin recipes. Be sure to check out those recipes, also use pumpkin seeds as a way to increase your health.
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