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- #4 Nervous system health – magnesium in pumpkins promotes relaxation
- #5 Healthy sleep – pumpkin and pumpkins seeds regulate sleep
- #6 Pumpkins for strong immunity – essential minerals and vitamins strengthen the immune system
- #7 Healthy reproductive system – antioxidants protect reproductive organs
- #8 Healthy weight – fiber supports healthy weight
#4 Nervous system health – magnesium in pumpkins promotes relaxation
One of the essential minerals, which aid in many physiological functions (such as the creation of ATP – the energy molecules of your body) is magnesium.
Many people are deficient in magnesium (around 80% in America) which means they are more prone to being nervous and anxious. Magnesium helps relaxation of the nervous system, and one ounce of pumpkin seeds is about 30 percent of daily-recommended requirements of magnesium.
#5 Healthy sleep – pumpkin and pumpkins seeds regulate sleep
Pumpkins are rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that is converted to serotonin, which aids and promote sleep. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that calms the nervous system, and support a healthy and peaceful sleep.
#6 Pumpkins for strong immunity – essential minerals and vitamins strengthen the immune system
Zinc, magnesium, vitamins A and C are all essential nutrients that empower the immune system. When our body lacks these important nutrients, we are more prone to infections. These compounds regulate the immune system and decrease the risk of viral infections such as cold, flu, and chronic fatigue.
#7 Healthy reproductive system – antioxidants protect reproductive organs
Antioxidants are powerful compounds that play a key role in the protection of reproductive system. Once beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A in the body, it protects the cells in the body, helping the immunity system and keeping the reproductive system healthy.
#8 Healthy weight – fiber supports healthy weight
With only 50 calories per cup, fiber in pumpkins will help us feel fuller for longer which, in turn, promotes healthy digestion, as already noted. Healthy digestion is the key for maintaining healthy weight.
Fiber will also help regulate the blood sugar levels and keep food cravings at bay, which will help consuming less calories and burning more fat.