Pumpkin seeds are packed full of minerals and vitamins that our bodies need. There is 2mg of zinc in one ounce of pumpkin seeds. Zinc works to boost immunity, regulate insulin, aids eye and skin health, and the dividing of cells. Tryptophan converts into melatonin which is a sleep hormone. Being rich in a-amino acid, eating a few with carbohydrates a few hours before bed help promote a restful sleep. Magnesium is very important to heart health by aiding in the proper pumping of the heart and relaxation of blood vessels. Eating a half of cup of seeds has almost the daily amount of magnesium that can help reduce strokes and heart attack. They have a strong amount of omega- 3 fatty acids. Pumpkin seeds also have fiber, antioxidants, and anti- inflammatory properties that help in overall health.

helpful nutritional facts from healthy lifestyle secretsSecret: Pumpkins are a superfood so eat the seeds too. All seeds are fat so count it as part of your fat for the day.

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