Pumpkin seeds extremely beneficial for your mental and physical wellbeing, and have been reported to help improve moods. They also have the ability to kill cancer cells, due to the containment of the compound called cucurbitacins.
Cucurbitacins, because of their anti-inflammatory properties are effective to be used as a treatment for different types of cancer in their early stages. According to many studies conducted for instance in Spain, Germany and in other countries, the women undergoing menopause can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by 23% if they regularly consume pumpkin seeds daily.
The pumpkin seeds are packed with various beneficial minerals such as magnesium, copper, manganese, zinc, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and selenium, as well as fiber, which give them those numerous health benefits including the enhancing the digestive system. Due to the containment of the protein, pumpkin seeds are bioavailable for the body.
Those seeds are, also important food to reverse many health issues that are caused by various nutrient deficiencies, where the magnesium and zinc content in them are essential cofactors for the absorption of a variety of nutrients. So, by eating these seeds you can improve the immune system, enhance sleep quality, lower blood sugar levels, improve vision and skin health, and much more!
One of the very specific benefits of the pumpkin seeds is the preventing the development of prostate cancer, which is due to the presence of zinc and phytosterols (in particular, the beta-sitosterol) in them. Those components act as anti-inflammatory agents that protect the prostate from oxidative damages and are beneficial in DNA repair as well as in preventing cancer cells grown in the early stages.
The extract of the pumpkin seed, the pumpkin oil is, also extremely beneficial in the treatment of prostate issues. In this oil are found phytochemicals and antioxidants that fight free radicals and prevent further development of cancer cells. So, our recommendation is to keep a bottle handy to add them in your meals and salad and get from it omega-3 fats.
You should know that the oil is best when is cold, so, avoid to heat it, in order to preserve the bioavailability of the nutrients.
– In order to take advantage of the cancer-fighting benefits of pumpkin seeds is to eat them raw or lightly roasted,
– You can benefit the most from its cold-pressed oil.