Pumpkin Seeds Regulate Sleep Cycle, Reduce Risk of Cancer, Lower Blood Sugar Levels, Improve Sperm Quality, Improve Prostate and Bladder Health.
Have trouble sleeping?
Try eating some pumpkin seeds before you go to sleep. Pumpkin seeds are a natural source of tryptophan, an amino acid that promotes sleep. Pumpkin seeds are also rich in zinc, which converts tryptophan to serotonin, and then into melatonin, the hormone that regulates your sleep cycle. Pumpkin seeds also contain antioxidants: carotenoids and vitamin E, which help reduce inflammation and protect your cells from free radicals.
**Pumpkin seeds are also known as "pepita" (mexican/spanish).
1 oz of pumpkin seed contains:
Fiber: 1.7 gr Carbs: 5 gr Protein: 7 gr Fat: 13 grams Omega-6: 6 grams Vitamin K: 18% of the RDI Phosphorus: 33% of the RDI Manganese: 42% of the RDI Magnesium: 37% of the RDI
Iron: 23% of the RDI Zinc: 14% of the RDI Copper: 19% of the RDI
Pumpkin Seeds Reduce Risk of Cancer: Pumpkin seeds are known to be helpful in reducing the risk of stomach, breast, lung, prostate, breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Improve Prostate and Bladder Health: Pumpkin seeds help relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as BPH. People with this condition suffer from the prostate gland enlargement, which causes urination problems. Regular pumpkin seed supplements consumption reduces prostate symptoms and improves bladder health.
High in Magnesium: Pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium. Statistics show that in the US, about 80% of adults have a magnesium intake deficiency. Magnesium is one of the most important minerals which plays part in 600 chemical reactions in our bodies, that help:
- Control blood pressure - Maintain bones health - Regulate blood sugar levels
- Reduce heart disease risk
Improve Sperm Quality: Pumpkin seeds improve sperm quality and men’s fertility. Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, antioxidants and other nutrients that maintain healthy testosterone levels.
Lower Blood Sugar Levels: Pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed powder and pumpkin juice also help reduce blood sugar, therefore treat diabetes.
How To Prevent Virus Infection & Boost Immune System?
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth Wash your hands thoroughly (with soap for 20 sec+) and frequently Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (60%+ alcohol)
Sleep Getting a good night's sleep will boost your immune system health. (Sleep helps your T cells stick to and attack infections)
Add a Healthy Diet A well-balanced diet containing lots of fruits and vegetable Get plenty of vitamin C, B6 and E.
Exercise Moderate exercise can be good for your immune system, don’t overdo it, otherwise you will exhaust yourself.