Spanish scientists have found that cucurbitacins in pumpkin seeds can destroy cancer cells.
Raw pumpkin seeds contain beneficial compounds that boost mental and physical health. Who thought that the tiny seeds can help you feel better?
Cucurbitacins offer a huge anti-inflammatory potential, and it can be used in the treatment of numerous early stage cancers. German scientists also found that pumpkin seeds can be of great help for women in menopause when it comes to reducing the risk of breast cancer. Regular consumption of pumpkin seed reduced the risk of breast cancer by 23%.
Pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, selenium and other minerals. Fiber in pumpkin seeds enhances digestion, and the seeds also contain bioavailable protein.
Magnesium and zinc contribute to the absorption of nutrients, which is why pumpkin seeds are recommended to those who deal with health problems caused by nutrient deficiencies. Add pumpkin seeds to your daily menu to strengthen your immune system, lower your blood sugar, sleep well, improve your skin complexion and boost vision.