The product, which attracts with its brightness, stands out among other root “brothers”, and tastes equally in combination with olive oil and cinnamon. Meet the pumpkin! First, one of the most famous sources of beta-carotene – a powerful antioxidant that the body converts into vitamin A.
Pumpkin contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which prevent the development of cataracts and can slow the development of macular degeneration. One cup of pumpkin can provide 200% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A, which helps to see clearly, especially in low light conditions.
In addition to beta-carotene, pumpkin contains vitamins C, E, iron and folic acid – all of which help improve immune function, accelerate wound healing. Pumpkin seed oil helps fight bacterial and fungal infections. In addition, pumpkin contains almost 20% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, which can help recover faster from a cold.
Your blood pressure
Potassium saturation is crucial for lowering blood pressure, and unroasted and unsalted seeds are filled with minerals (primarily zinc) and plant sterols, which increase the level of high-density lipoproteins (“good” cholesterol) and help regulate blood pressure.
Due to the fiber content, the addition of pumpkin promotes digestion and maintains a feeling of satiety for a long time.
Pumpkin seeds contain tryptophan – an amino acid that helps produce a chemical such as serotonin. In addition to a good mood and a sense of joy, he is a key player in promoting sound and quality sleep.