Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds
Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds 1 – Pumpkin Seed Oil for Asthma
Diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in pumpkin seed oil, could be beneficial to individuals with asthma.
Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds 2 – Pumpkin Seed Oil For Hypertension
Pumpkin seed oil given to hypertensive rats reduced the progression of hypertension.
Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds 3- Pumpkin Seeds For Prostate Enlargement
Naturopaths have made use of pumpkin seeds to treat prostate enlargement. The high levels of zinc, essential fatty acids and phytosterols make them an important part of a healthy prostate health plan, and studies support the theory that these nutrients will benefit prostate enlargement. Beta-sitosterol, one of the phytosterols, helps to block the transformation of testerone into a metabolite which promotes prostate enlargement. Studies making use of pumpkin seed oil or beta-sitosterol have revealed significant benefits in improving the symptoms of benign prostate enlargement.
Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds 4 – Pumpkin Seeds For Motion Sickness
Eating unroasted seeds from a pumpkin at the onset of nausea helps relieve motion sickness.
Nutrients in Pumpkin Seeds
The pumpkin seed provides the minerals magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, iron, and zinc. They are also a good source of monounsaturated fats, protein, vitamins B1, B2, and B3, vitamin A, and phytosterols, particularly beta-sitosterol.
History of Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkins and small seeds were a distinguished food of the Native Americans, and they used the seeds for both nutrition and making medicine, and had a good reputation for treating worms. The pumpkin seed has become a popular ingredient in Mexican cuisine. The leading producers of pumpkins and pumpkin seeds are China, the United States, India and Mexico.
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