Pumpkin seeds do good deeds

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Within an approximate three inch radius, pumpkin seeds are considered a health powerhouse. Specific nutrients such as magnesium, copper, protein, and zinc fill the seeds, which benefit many systems within the body.

Magnesium is a great nutrient for your body, however, over 90% of humans have a magnesium deficiency. This nutrient in the seeds has been shown to impact your blood pressure positively and it is also proven to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and cardiac arrest within many individuals.

Pumpkin seeds are also rich with fat. Not the bad kind of fat, though. One cup of pumpkin seeds provides 63 grams of enriched fats such as polyunsaturated fats and Omega-3. Omega-3 is filled with alpha-linolenic acid which help to maintain insulin levels within the body.

Lastly, pumpkin seeds are also known to act as an anti-inflammatory. Obviously not as effective as ibuprofen, pumpkin seeds do, in fact, reduce swelling because of the indomethacin within the seeds.

Mr. Armstrong, the health teacher, said, “Pumpkin seeds contain large amounts of protein.”

These benefits such as containing nutrients, fats, anti-inflammatories, and good amounts of protein are why pumpkin seeds can be considered a mini superpower within the health association.