Pumpkin seeds for the prostate

Pumpkin seeds for health

Pumpkin seeds are a lot more than the cool snacks that we like to eat while watching movies, series, and sports. We will make an effort that you discover all the health benefits that are hidden pumpkin seeds, and I sincerely hope you will nibble on them with a lot more respect.

Pumpkin seeds as a medicine 

Pumpkin seeds have been used for thousands of years used in medical purposes. They are a great source of magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, vitamin K and zinc. If you have problems with lack of sleep, insomnia there is a simple solution and that is for you to eat pumpkin seeds. They are very rich in tryptophan, an amino acid, without which it is impossible to create serotonin - the hormone of happiness, in charge of good mood and what is very important – a quiet sleep. Relax in the evening, feel free to nibble on pumpkin seeds, it will calm you, relax and allow you to fall asleep like a little baby. Since a healthy sleep is basically a prerequisite for the functioning of the whole organism, pumpkin seeds improve our overall psychophysical state and health. Researchers have found that they have a remarkable effect in stress reduction relieve anxiety symptoms and depression. They have an effect on confidence and the latest research shows that they are a great aphrodisiac and increase libido.
Pumpkin seeds alleviates menopausal symptoms

Magnesium is important for relaxation which abounds pumpkin seeds, it relaxes the nerves and is very important for heart health and is the best prevention for almost all cardiovascular diseases. Pumpkin seeds is a great option to relieve symptoms of menopause, in addition to improving good mood, it will keep the hot flashes, migraine attacks under control, will relieve joint pain and other. Women in menopause have another problem, and that is weakening of bones - osteoporosis, which is caused by the lack of vitamin D and zinc deficiency. Pumpkin seeds are great because they are rich in zinc. Just a quarter of cup contains as much as 17 percent of the daily requirement for this mineral. Seeds have an anti-inflammatory effect and alleviate many symptoms of arthritis. 30 grams of seeds a day will mitigate adverse symptoms. Scientists have demonstrated that the phytosterol is the component that can be found in pumpkin seeds and it is very important for shooting down cholesterol and particularly of the bad (LDL) one, up to 13 percent, while on the other hand it raises the level of good (HDL). With sunflower seeds and pistachios it is the best prevention in hypertension, heart attack and stroke because it reduces the risk of unfavorable and unpredictable blood clots.


The pumpkin oil from the seeds is rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids that have been shown to prevent prostate enlargement and help to reduce it if it should come to this disease, and the high content of zinc is great for male health. Pumpkin seeds as medicine have shown that consuming pumpkin seeds has the same effect as indomethacin, a drug that is administered against severe inflammation, pain and swelling, just as seeds do not cause any side effects. Pumpkin oil contains antioxidants and phytochemicals that scientists have found that reducing the presence of free radicals and prevents the danger of cancer - particularly important for prostate cancer. German scientists concluded that the pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds reduce the risk of developing cancer by more than 20 %. Similar research was conducted and in it women during menopause ate pumpkin seeds, namely by 23 percent they reduced the risk of developing breast cancer.

For a healthy prostate - recipe
  • 500 grams of unroasted seeds of the pumpkin grind in a meat machine and pour into 200 grams of domestic honey. Mix everything well and make ten to fifteen equal balls about 1.5cm in diameter. A couple of balls put in a glass jar and keep in the room, while others put in the fridge. Daily before the main meal, suck them like candy. Combine balls with seeds that you should also nimble on during the day, until difficulties persist and until improvement of health.

Pumpkin seeds; Calories

Pumpkin seeds are easily digested, are beneficial for digestion because it speeds up bowel movements, and also contain healthy proteins and are the perfect choice for a quick snack at any time of the day. They normalize blood sugar levels and, consequently, contribute to easier loss of weight. Besides proteins it contain healthy vegetable fibers that are crucial for healthy weight loss. In 30 grams of pumpkin seeds there are 5 grams of protein that will fill you up and you will not feel hungry for hours after eating them. However, do not overdo it because in the cup of seeds there are 285 calories, so they should be properly dosed. Unlike sesame and flax, pumpkin seeds do not have to be ground. They can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, used for making bread and cakes, but it is advisable they are milled and mixed with honey and eaten every morning on an empty stomach. Feel free to briefly bake them in the oven no longer than fifteen minutes at a temperature of 170 degrees. It is said that good things come in small packages, and pumpkin seeds certainly confirm the accuracy of this saying. Do not ignore them, and if you consume them, know that they are the healthiest in their raw state, when their nutrient and medicinal value is raised to an even higher level.

Salty pumpkin seeds we buy packaged in supermarkets are not a good choice, eat them without adding spices. They are combined with grains, legumes, vegetables, honey, dried fruit and nuts.