Pumpkins are more than decoration for Halloween and Thanksgiving. They, even more than one ingredient for pumpkin pie. As it turns out, pumpkins are great for healthy food. Pumpkins are a fantastic source of a combination of alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, two carotenoids that work optimally as a team. Carotenoids are converted to vitamin A, and pumpkin twice as much, alpha-carotene as carrots.
Pumpkin seeds are a healthy food too. They are slightly sweet and has a nutty flavor. Pumpkin seeds are one of the most flavorful and nutritious seeds available today. They are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, as well as an excellent source of phytosterols.
Moreover, pumpkin seeds are a very good source of minerals, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus. They are also a good source of other minerals, including zinc, iron and copper. These seeds are a good source of protein, as well as providing vitamin K.
Pumpkin seeds have been used for over 100 years to help an enlarged prostate gland. Phytosterols in seeds are also useful in lowering cholesterol.
Eating roasted pumpkin seeds also helps to get rid of motion sickness when eaten at the start time of nausea. However, it is believed that pumpkins have anti-inflammatory action which helps to relieve the symptoms of arthritis.
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