Pumpkin Seeds – Most nutritious and flavored seeds

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2013
This article was posted in From Your Kitchen

Pumpkin seeds are a very good source of minerals like iron, copper, protein, zinc, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus and hence bring in a bunch of health benefits :

Having anti-inflammatory properties, pumpkin seeds are beneficial for people suffering from arthritis.

Being rich in calcium and zinc, pumpkin seeds, if made a part of the regular diet, can improve the bone mineral density of men and help keep the problem of osteoporosis at bay.

The oil present in pumpkin seeds can interrupt the activation of prostate cell multiplication by testosterone and DHT, in turn avoiding the enlargement of the prostate gland. The carotenoids, omega-3 fats and zinc present in the seeds add to this benefit.

Containing a good amount of phytosterols, pumpkin seeds have been found to be helpful in reducing blood levels of cholesterol, enhancing the immune response and decreasing the risk of certain cancers.

pumpkin seedsPumpkin seeds contain L-tryptophan, a natural compound that is known to be effective against depression. In other words, the seeds prove beneficial for people suffering from depression.

Studies have suggested that pumpkin seeds can help prevent the formation of calcium oxalate kidney stone.

If you are suffering from constipation, or catarrh, a condition in which fluids run from mucous membranes, regular consumption of pumpkin seeds would prove beneficial.

There have been researches suggesting that pumpkin seeds can help treat overweight or obesity and dissolve gall stones as well.

They are also good for people suffering from tuberculosis.

Pumpkin seeds are known to help stimulate the appetite of a person.

They also prove to be beneficial for the teeth, gums, nerves, hair and nails.