posted on September 14, 2013 18:42 by
Pumpkin seeds are a "super food". The seeds are rich in the amino acids, alanine, glycine and glutamic acid, also containing high amounts of zinc and Omega 3 essential fatty acids. They contain high quantities of protein, iron, phosphorous and a tablespoon a day would be a good addition
to any healthy diet, particularly for vegans and vegetarians. Pumpkin seeds are also low in carbohydrates.
Pumpkin seeds, and the oil they contain, have long been used as a medicine. Studies have shown that pumpkin seeds may reduce hormonal damage to prostate cells, thus possibly reducing the risk of developing prostate cancer. The seeds have been used to treat urinary tract infections.
Pumpkins are a tasty source of vitamins and minerals, particularly beta-carotene, vitamin C and potassium. Like most seeds, Pumpkin seeds are especially delicious roasted because roasting helps bring out their natural flavour.
To help keep hair thick and healthy my hot tip is to eat a handful a day. Forget expensive hair extensions, shampoos and treatments, sprinkle this super food over a salad. It is a very inexpensive way to restore and strengthen your hair and nails.