Pumpkin seeds are a great snack since they contain many health benefits. They contain magnesium, manganese, copper, protein, zinc, phytosterols, free-radical scavenging antioxidants and fiber. They are also very easy to store.
9 Top Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds
- Heart Healthy Magnesium
To have physiological functions, creation of ATP (adenosine triphosphate, the energy molecules of your body), the synthesis of RNA and DNA, the pumping of your heart, proper bone and tooth formation, relaxation of your blood vessels, and proper bowel function you need magnesium. A ¼ of pumpkin seeds cup can provide it.
Magnesium is important since it helps to prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke and control blood pressure.
- Zinc for Immune Support
Zink is important for immunity, cell growth and division, sleep, mood, your senses of taste and smell, eye and skin health, insulin regulation, and male sexual function. If you are deficient in zink it may cause colds and flu, chronic fatigue, depression, acne, low birth weight babies, learning problems and poor school performance in children.
- Plant-Based Omega-3 Fats
Our bodies need alpha-linolenic acid or ALA in order to function well and seeds are a great source of omega 3. You can also get omega 3 from skrill oil.