HCA Midwest Health - October 04, 2018

Did you know that pumpkin seeds may be small but they hold some very valuable nutrients linked to helping you improve your overall health?

  1. Pumpkin seeds contain antioxidants which can reduce inflammation and help boost your immune system to help fight off disease.
  2. Pumpkin seeds have been known to help improve prostate and bladder health. Several studies have linked eating pumpkin seeds with reduction in symptoms with those suffering from overactive bladder. Further studies have found than men that deal with symptoms of BPH.
  3. Pumpkin could potentially help lower blood sugar levels. Several studies have suggested that supplementing diets with pumpkin juice or seed powder in those people with type 2 Diabetes have had a positive effect in lower blood sugar. However, more research is needed.
  4. Whole pumpkin seeds are very high in fiber which is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

So consider scooping out those pumpkin seeds and savoring while getting your jack-o-lantern ready this Halloween.

*Always consult your doctor before beginning any supplemental or new diet regimens.

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