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HEALTH BENEFITS OF PUMPKIN SEEDS
Have you ever wondered what kinds of health benefits pumpkin seeds have? Well let me just say, pumpkin seeds really do have great health benefits! Pumpkin seeds are also referred to as pepitas, Spanish for “little seed of squash”.
Pumpkin seeds are a great source of tryptophan, an amino acid. Some have used tryptophan to deal with and treat insomnia. The human body converts tryptophan into serotonin, the relaxing feel good hormone. Pumpkin seeds also contain melatonin, the sleep hormone. They say you should have a few pumpkin seeds just before bed, with a piece of fruit. To help with sleeping.
SEXUAL, PROSTATE, AND URINARY HEALTH
They say, that pumpkin seeds use to be used as an aphrodisiac for some people. Studies show that pumpkin seed oil may be a safe treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Pumpkin seed oil also helps treat urinary symptoms .
TREATS ARTHRITIS AND TAPEWORMS
Pumpkin seeds reduce inflammation and counter arthritis pain without the side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs. Many cultures also use pumpkin seeds to naturally treat tapeworms and other parasites.
PREVENTS KIDENY STONES
Studies show that pumpkin seeds prevent calcium oxalate kidney stone formation.