Pumpkin Seeds Filled with Omega 3 + Proteins
Pumpkin seeds may be small, but pumpkin seeds are little powerhouses of nutrients and health benefits. Pumpkin seeds are a great source of protein and unsaturated fats, including omega-3. They also contain a good range of nutrients including iron, selenium, calcium, B vitamins and beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A.
- ✔Heart Friendly: Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of healthy fats, fibers and various antioxidants that are beneficial for the heart. These seeds consist of monounsaturated fatty acids that help to lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol in the blood. The presence of magnesium in the seeds helps to regularise blood pressure levels.
- ✔Anti-Inflammatory Benefits: Pumpkin seeds are known to have anti-inflammatory properties and are known to reduce arthritis pain. Pumpkin seed oil is a good remedy when it comes to treating pain in the joints.
- ✔A Boon for Diabetics: Pumpkin seeds help improve insulin regulation in diabetics and decreases oxidative stress. These seeds are a rich source of digestible protein that helps stabilise blood sugar levels.
How to Consume Pumpkin Seeds?
- Roast them. Put clean, rinsed seeds in a saucepan with 2 cups of water and 2 T of salt for each cup of seeds. Bring to a boil, then drain and toss with about a tablespoon of olive oil and whatever spices you like before roasting at 400 degrees for 20–25 minutes.
- Add them to your favorite granola.
- Top oatmeal with them.
- Add them to salads
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