According to a Spanish study, pumpkin seeds are rich in specific compounds that fight cancer cells and boost mood.
Pumpkin seeds are high in protein, manganese, fiber, magnesium, and phosphorus. They also contain a large amount of zinc, which is essential for immunity, stimulates development and proper division of cells, improve sleep, vision, skin complexion, and mood. They are great for both physical and mental health.
Scientists have found that these seeds do miracles in the fight against cancer cells. Pumpkin seeds have shown success in the treatment of various types of cancers and they also provide strong anti-inflammatory effect.
German scientists have confirmed that women in menopause should eat more pumpkin seeds, as they reduces the risk of breast cancer by 23%.
Sunflower seeds have similar effectiveness. Pumpkin seed oil is healthy and efficient in the treatment of enlarged prostate. It is rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants that fight off free radicals and prevent cancer development.
Pumpkin seeds are an amazing source of proteins, which is crucial in losing weight. Nutritionists say that 30 grams of pumpkin seeds contain 5 grams of protein, meaning that they will keep you full for longer.
However, the secret lies in moderation, because a cup of pumpkin seeds contains 285 calories.