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Benefits of Pumpkin Seed

Pumpkin seeds provide a concentrated source of numerous health benefitting anti-oxidants, vitamins, fiber, and minerals. In fact, they are especially rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids that help lower bad LDL cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol in the blood. Mono-unsaturated fatty acids help prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by maintaining a healthy blood lipids.

Pumpkin seeds contain very productive levels of essential minerals like copper, manganese, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, and zinc, which acts as a natural protector against osteoporosis. They also contain L-tryptophan, a compound naturally effective against depression.

There also a variety of health benefits of pumpkin seed that are specific to men.  Research suggest the seeds promote overall prostate health and improved bladder function. Pumpkin seed oil has been used to stop the swelling of the prostate gland from benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH).

The omega-3 fatty acids and carotenoids in pumpkin seeds are credited with having positive prostate health benefits. The seeds also soothe irritation and inflammation resulting from numerous prostatic issues.

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