Pumpkin Seeds- Healthy & Nutritious

Next time you carve your pumpkin, make sure you don’t just toss away your seeds. There are many reasons why pumpkin seeds are so beneficial for our health. They’re a great food to include in your diet as they are nutritious and nutrient dense.

These seeds are a are rich with nutrients, calories, fats, proteins and fiber.

The fats present are essential fatty acids mostly polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats which are good for your health such as brain & heart.

Pumpkin seeds are rich in vitamins such as vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B9, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K. The neurotropic vitamins B1, B6 work together to supply your nerves with energy, help to repair nerve fibers, restore nerve function, and keep them functioning smoothly.
Vitamin E is a nutrient that’s important for reproduction, the health of your blood, brain, skin and vision.
Vitamin C necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues.
Vitamin K helps to make various proteins that are needed for blood clotting and the building of bones

Rich in minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, the minerals are all needed for building strong bones and teeth, controlling body fluids inside and outside cells, and turning the food you eat into energy.

Also rich in protein & fiber, pumpkin seeds can be used in many ways. They can be added to a pasta dish, and also make an incredible pesto with with cilantro and kale or just sprinkle them onto a salad.

Pumpkin seeds are a great post workout as they are rich in magnesium which is important for muscle contraction and can reduce lactic acid build-up.

So this Halloween, don’t throw away your pumpkin seeds and make a conscious effort to eat more pumpkin seeds!