Hi there Health enthusiasts did you know that pumpkin seeds are highly nutritious they may be small but they are packed with so many nutrients and vitamins that are really beneficial for your health just a handful of seeds give you a generous amount of zinc healthy fats and.
Magnesium in today's video we'll be discussing several health benefits associated with eating pumpkin seeds can they protect you against certain diseases like cancer what about the effect on your liver heart and brain can they improve your prostate health what about their impact on your blood sugar can dieters eat pumpkin.
Seeds we'll be discussing all of these and more number 10 balanced hormone levels pumpkin seeds are a rich source of various nutrients that support hormone regulation including zinc magnesium and omega-3 fatty acid note that zinc plays a crucial role in hormone production and Metabolism aiding in the synthesis release and even.
Regulation of hormones ensuring they are produced and utilized in optimal quantities magnesium another mineral abundantly present in pumpkin seed is involved in not less than 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body including those related to hormone synthesis and function by ensuring a normal supply of magnesium pumpkin seeds promote the.
Proper functioning of hormon producing glands in the body they also help maintain hormonal equilibrium the omega3 fatty acids found in pumpkin seeds are packed with anti-inflammatory properties properties and can also contribute to hormonal good health by reducing inflammation in the body do you know that chronic.
Inflammation can disrupt hormonal balance and contribute to many health issues moreover the antioxidants present in pumpkin seeds can play a role in supporting hormonal Health by eliminating oxidative stress and free radicals note that this can interfere with hormone production and function I guess you already know about.
Phytosterols phytosterols are a type of plant compound present in pumpkin seeds that has a similar structure to human hormones they can help regulate hormonal activity by binding to the hormone receptors in your body additionally these phytosterols can act as both estrogen antagonists and agonists meaning they can block or mimic the.
Effects of estrogen depending on the body's specific needs this is how the adaptogenic property of pumpkin seeds makes them beneficial for maintaining hormonal balance in your body especially for women in different stages of their menstrual cycle or during their menopause number nine improves your.
Sleep do you find yourself surfing the internet late at night the modern lifestyle is not exactly sleep friendly this is weird but trust me there are a number of reasons for people to avoid sleep whether you're busy with a work assignment or wasting your time on a newly released video game if you're struggling to sleep pumpkin seeds can.
Help they have a type of amino acid that can put you to sleep in some ways just one gram of this amino acid is enough to send you into a deep sleep are you wondering how many pumpkin seeds you need for that single gram about 7 oz in this case just a handful will do the zinc in these nutritious seeds converts the Sleep promoting amino acid.
Into serotonin serotonin then changes into a hormone known for regulating your sleep cycle wait that's not all there's magnesium too research has shown that magnesium is highly effective in promoting better sleep do you consistently get 8 hours of sleep every night share your sleep habits with the.
Bestie community in the comments below number eight lots of fiber personal question but are you constipated often do you get hunger cravings in between meals pumpkin seeds are a great option for a snack they are high in dietary fiber which promotes healthy digestion fiber adds bulk to your stool making it easier.
To pass and helping with constipation Additionally the fiber and pumpkin seeds keeps you feeling full for longer reducing hunger cravings so if you've been feeling hungry after meals consider including pumpkin seeds in your diet a single ounce of shelled pumpkin seeds weighing about 28 G offers you more than 1 G of fiber high fiber diets.
Have been strongly associated with a reduced risk of obesity heart disease and type 2 diabetes are you looking for answers on how healthy eating can affect your health and wellness hit that subscribe button and join our thousands of followers to stay up todate on all our great health rated.
Videos number seven lowers blood sugar if you're diabetic eating pumpkin seeds along with your treatment might help manage your blood sugar levels that's not just us saying that research has proven that taking pumpkin seed powder or pumpkin juice reduces blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes so what's making pumpkin seeds.
So effective for maintaining blood sugar the answer lies in magnesium one study found that a magnesium-rich diet lower diabetes risk by 33% in men and 34% in women listen the next time you're craving a healthy snack get some roasted pumpkin seeds please number six improves heart health want a healthier heart eat pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkin seeds have everything you need to keep your heart healthy not just magnesium but zinc healthy fats and antioxidants you already know that high blood pressure and cholesterol are two important risk factors for heart disease pumpkin seed oil is proven to reduce both one particular study involving postmenopausal women found pretty.
Positive results according to the 12we study taking pumpk seed oil supplements increase the levels of good cholesterol by 16% and lowered diastolic blood pressure by 7% diastolic blood pressure is the lowest number in your blood pressure reading but how exactly do pumpkin seeds achieve this research suggests that.
Pumpkins can enhance the production of nitric oxide in the body which has a beneficial effect on heart health Nitro oxide expands your blood vessels which improves your blood flow and reduces plake growth in your arteries number five very high in magnesium I know we mentioned magnesium a moment ago but we figured it needed.
Its own entry it's just that important diets often lack magnesium which leads to several health issues magnesium deficiency is extremely common with approximately 79% of adults in the US not getting enough magnesium in their diets but why is magnesium so crucial this mineral plays a role in over 600 chemical.
Reactions in the body not only does it help protect your heart and regulate blood sugar levels but it also plays a vital role in maintaining healthy bones so the next time you're thinking about increasing your magnesium count get some pumpkin seeds instead of chocolate they're healthier and carry fewer.
Calories there's no sugar overload either before we move ahead I invite you to smash that like button if you enjoy this video feel free to leave a comment your opinion might help someone out there now back to our discussion on the importance of pumpkin seeds number four good for your bladder health if you want to reduce your risk of prostate problems.
Eat pumpkin seeds they can help relieve the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH this particular disease causes problems with urination and enlargement of the prostate gland according to research incorporating pumpkin seeds into your diet can help lower the risk of certain.
Diseases in fact a specific study found that consuming pumpkin seeds not only reduced symptoms of BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia but also improved the overall quality of life additionally if you're dealing with an overactive bladder pumpkin seeds can be beneficial experts recommend either consuming pumpkin seeds directly or.
Considering supplements that can help alleviate symptoms of an overactive bladder one study found that people with an overactive bladder took 10 gram of pumpkin seed extract daily and it improved their urinary function number three reduced risk of cancer pumpkin seeds can reduce your risk of certain cancers research has found that diets.
Rich in pumpkin seeds are associated with a reduced risk of breast stomach lung colon and prostate cancers one recent study found that when postmenopausal women ate pumpkin seeds the risk of developing breast cancer decreased drastically but what makes pumpkin seeds so effective against breast cancer.
Cancer lies in the lignin found in the seeds experts have concluded that ligons can decrease your chances of breast cancer other Studies have found seeds to be very useful in slowing down the growth of prostate cancer in short if you want to lessen your likelihood of prostate colon or breast cancer eat pumpkin seeds number two lots of.
Antioxidants pumpkin seeds are a Powerhouse of antioxidants especially vitamin E and carotenoids but why are antioxidants crucial they Safeguard your body from the harmful effects of Aging sunlight pollution and stress free radicals harm your body cells leading to inflammation however pumpkin seeds.
Contain antioxidants that combat these free radicals consequently your cells remain unharmed and protected as the inflammation in your body decreases experts suggest that the abundance of antioxidants in pumpkin seeds makes them highly beneficial for your health.
These antioxidants provide protection against various diseases number one filled with nutrition just 1 ounce of shell-free pumpkin seed has roughly 150 calories the majority of which are protein and fat in addition you also get lots of fiber 5 gram of carbs 7 gam of protein and 13 gram of fat.
Around six gram of this fat are from Omega 6 you also get a generous amount of phosphorus vitamin K iron and manganese I don't even need to remind you about magnesium again the best part of these highly nutritious seeds is that they're incredibly easy to include in your diet you have several options for incorporating pumpkin seeds into your.
Diet they can be enjoyed on their own added to your breakfast bowl of oatmeal or included in your smoothies another idea is to create a nutritious trail mix by combining pumpkin seeds with roasted pacans cashews and almonds this way you'll have a convenient snack to enjoy while on the.
Go additionally pumpkin seeds can enhance the flavor of salads soups and cereals while while pumpkin seeds are beneficial for your health there are other seeds worth considering as well have you heard about chia seeds they offer their own set of health benefits furthermore basil Thyme and flax seeds are also nutritious options.
However it's important to note that not all seeds are equally good for you there are certain seeds that you should include in your diet while others should be avoided here's what you need to know watch what happens to your body when you eat ginger every day I also invite you to explore our playlists where I hope.
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