Efficient anticancer ingredients which also proved successful in fighting bad mood were found in pumpkin seeds according to a Spanish study. Pumpkin seeds are abundant in protein, fiber, manganese, phosphorus and magnesium.
They also consist of large amounts of zinc, which has positive effects on immunity, stimulating the growth and proper distribution of cells, and is highly beneficial for vision, skin, sleep, and good mood.
As mentioned above, pumpkin seeds are rich in components which fight various cancer cells efficiently. They also exhibit anti-inflammatory effects.
According to a German study, women going through menopause have 23% lower risk of breast cancer if they consume pumpkin seeds every day. Sunflower seed are no less efficient.
Pumpkin seed oil has proved successful in the treatment of prostate enlargement as well. It consists of antioxidants and phytochemicals which battle free radicals in the body and inhibit the occurrence of new cancer cells.
Abounding in protein, pumpkin seeds are a powerful tool for weight reduction. You can successfully fight hunger by consuming only 30g of pumpkin seeds, which contain 5 grams of protein.
Be aware that a cup of these seeds has around 285cal, which calls for a reasonable seed intake per day.
Finally, both your physical and mental health will benefit from pumpkin seeds.