Top four amazing benefits of Pumpkin seeds

While you’re watching your favourite show, are you looking for a healthy evening snack to munch on? Try some Pumpkin seeds! Since ancient times, Pumpkin seeds are referred to as an excellent source of Zinc. Just by eating a small quantity, it provides you with all the essential nutrients for a healthy living.

In this article, let us look at top three health benefits of consuming Pumpkin seeds. 

•    Keeps your heart and liver healthy- Pumpkin seeds are rich in Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids, both of which are essential for maintaining a healthy liver and heart. These delicious seeds are loaded with fibre, which reduces the chances of heart diseases. It also helps in lowering the cholesterol level.  

•    Prevents insomnia- Pumpkin seeds contain tryptophan, an amino acid that helps to cure insomnia. Our body converts this tryptophan into a feel-good hormone, serotonin, which is responsible for sleep. It is a good habit to incorporate a few pumpkin seeds in your fruit bowl. Have this tasty bowl before going to bed.

•    Good for pregnant woman- One of the food items that must be on the diet chart of a pregnant women is pumpkin seeds. These seeds are rich in Zinc, which is an essential mineral for normal immune functioning during child birth. Pumpkin seeds also prevent urinary infection and other complications during birth.

•    Good for skin- Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of an antioxidant, Squalene. This antioxidant plays a vital role in safe guarding your skin from the harmful UV rays. It will also protect your skin from cancer.

Pumpkin seeds can be incorporated into your meals in a number of ways. They can be eaten alone as a snack or add it to a variety of dishes. Top your favourite salad with some pumpkin seeds, garnish pasta with a few pumpkin seeds to make it more flavourful and crunchy.

-Akhila kakarala
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