Pumpkin seeds can be regarded as one of Nature’s wonders. They are topping the list as the source of zinc, phosphorus, Vitamin E and other wholesome substances. Besides, as emerged from a recent study, pumpkin seeds take the record for containing arginine, an indispensable amino acid. There are 0.2 oz in 3.5 oz of pumpkin seeds. It is 4 times as much as in chicken meat and 2 times as much as in pine nuts. This acid is involved in many metabolic processes.
Arginine is necessary for
- improvement of the functions of the heart and vessels
- reduction of the store of extra fat
- activation of the cognitive activity of the brain
- stimulation of the reproductive functions, stronger virility
- quick healing of wounds
Moreover, pumpkin seeds are effective as an antidepressant, antivermicular, choleretic and immunomodulatory agent; they decrease the risk of developing prostate cancer and help treat child enuresis.
It is an excellent food to be included into the diet. You can add pumpkin seeds to salads, sauces, soups or just enjoy munching them.