Nutritional Benefits of the Pumpkin Seed

Pumpkin seeds can be enjoyed as a great snack with a meal (Image Credit to MedicalNewsToday)

Pumpkin seed has very many nutritional benefits. To begin with;

Protein

It’s high in protein. In a 100 grams serving, 19 grams of it will be protein. We all know how important protein is. Our body uses it to build and repair tissue, make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.

High in zinc.

Pumpkin seeds have long been valued as a source of the mineral zinc. Zinc is especially concentrated in its endosperm envelope. Eating the entire pumpkin seed will ensure that you consume most of the zinc available.

Zink is needed for the body’s immune (defensive) system to work properly. It plays a role in cell division, cell growth, wound healing, and the breakdown of carbohydrates.

Vitamin E complex

Pumpkin seed has the complete vitamin E complex. That’s good for the heart, the skin, the pituitary, going through menopause, adrenal health, good for preventing angina and all general healing.

Manganese

Manganese helps the body form connective tissue like in bones and blood clotting factors. It also plays a crucial role for the sex hormones. It also plays a role in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption, and blood sugar regulation. Manganese is also necessary for normal brain and nerve function.

Magnesium

Magnesium is needed for most biochemical reactions in the body. These are like normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heart beat steady, and helps bones remain strong. It also helps regulate blood glucose levels and aid in the production of energy and protein.

Phosphorous

Phosphorus is crucial mainly in the formation of bones and teeth.

It plays an important role in how the body uses carbohydrates and fats for energy.

It is also needed for the body to make protein for the growth, maintenance, and repair of cells and tissues.

Phytosterols

Phytosterols; this are a group of naturally occurring compounds found in plant cell membranes. They prevent the enlargement of prostate.  You can also boost your Cholesterol-Lowering Potential with Phytosterols

 

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