When I was a kid, I loved to empty out my pumpkin and roast up those seeds. But, I had no idea that I was snacking on a whole lot of health. If you loved roasting your pumpkin seeds as much as I did, let me share some reasons to keep snacking, or not throw them away!
Here are some of the amazing health benefits of pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkin seeds are packed with nutrition. They contain protein, fiber, healthy fats, and valuable nutrients like zinc, magnesium, manganese, copper, antioxidants and phytosterols. So what can pumpkin seeds do for your health? Keep reading...
Anti-Diabetes--A 2011 animal study found that pumpkin seeds may be helpful in preventing diabetic complications, such as high cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Healthy fats, like those found in pumpkin seeds help balance your blood sugar levels. Pumpkin seeds also contain fiber which has been linked to improving insulin regulation which can help those with blood sugar issues and diabetes.
Fall is here and that means cold and flu season has arrived. I'm already noticing many people are sick. Why is it some people seldom get sick while others are often ill? The answer lies in your immune system. The immune system is your body's defense against infections, and when it’s working well, it can help you avoid illness. Priming your immune system cannot only prevent illness, but shorten the infection time. Here are my top 11 immune boosting tips, from food to supplements and daily self care, which keep me super healthy all season, and are sure to do the same for you!
1. Eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables: Different fruits and vegetables contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Eating the rainbow (purple, yellow, green, orange, white, red) provides your immune system with powerful antioxidant support. Antioxidants help your body repair cells damaged by free radicals.