Why You Should Be Eating Pumpkin Seeds For Your Prostate
By Drew Canole
Turns out that pumpkins are something we should seek out all year long, not just in October! Pumpkin seeds have fantastic nutritional qualities and can be eaten in a variety of ways.
Be sure to check out the recipes at the end of the post and let me know what you think!
Magnesium, protein, manganese, zinc, Omega-3 fats, copper, fiber, iron, potassium, zinc, vitamins E and K
The high magnesium content of pumpkin seeds does wonders for the body like helping the creation of ATP, bowel function, blood vessel relaxation, formation of bones and teeth and the synthesis of RNA and DNA.
According to Dr. Mercola, an estimated 80 percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium! Some of my mentors, who happen to be some of the healthiest people I know and don’t take many supplements DO take magnesium!
Do you suffer from digestive issues? Headaches? Feeling bloated? Low energy? Well, you may want to consider eating more pumpkin seeds!
Pumpkin seeds play a valuable role in prostate health. Because of their high zinc content, these seeds are often used to support the prostate and treat prostate hyperplasia. Zinc is also an important mineral for libido.
Each ounce of raw pumpkin seeds provides 9 grams of protein.
The oil from pumpkin seeds is rich in phytoestrogens that help women in post-menopausal stages with symptoms like hot flashes, headaches, joint pain, etc.
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic properties: Animal studies have been done that suggest pumpkin seeds may help decrease oxidative stress and help with insulin regulation. Studies have also shown that pumpkin seed oil works just as well as the anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin, without the side effects.
7 Ways To Enjoy Pumpkin Seeds:
You can chew on pumpkin seeds by themselves, preferably raw. This ensures that all the healthy fats and nutrients are still at their highest potency.
#2 Soaked or Sprouted
For even better results, you can soak pumpkin seeds overnight, or sprout them.
#3 Pumpkin Seed Power Bars
#4 Dehydrated or Roasted
If you don’t like them raw, you can try them dehydrated, or roast them at home for 15-20 minutes at no hotter than 170 degrees F. Be creative with spices.
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds- Three Way Recipe
Chili-Lime Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Roasted Almond Pumpkin Seed Butter
#5 Homemade Granola
Quinoa-Pumpkin Seed Granola
Nut Free, Grain Free Pumpkin Seed Granola
#6 Salad Topping
Sprinkle pumpkin seeds on any salad for an added crunch and nutritional boost.
Roasted Squash Salad with Bacon and Pumpkin Seeds
#7 Pumpkin Seed Pesto
People worry that when they switch to a healthier diet they will not have many food options. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Once you eliminate all the junk food from your diet, you have so much more space to fill with various fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds and a plethora of superfoods that you didn’t even have room for in the cupboards before.
I challenge you to try new recipes and new foods every single week. Even if you just throw one new thing in your shopping cart each time you go to the store, soon you will build up a wonderful knowledge and understanding of differents foods and recipes.
There’s a whole world out there, my friend.
Do you have an awesome family recipe that uses pumpkin seeds? Please share below!
Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.
As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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