Pumpkin seeds are now widely used and are a good source of phosphorus, monounsaturated fats and omega 6 fats. They may be small but they are nutritional powerhouses. Eating small amounts of them can provide you with a good quantity of healthy fats, magnesium and zinc.
They have been associated with numerous health benefits including improved heart health, prostate health and protection against certain cancers!
Super high in antioxidants which can reduce inflammation and protect your cells from harmful free radicals.
These tiny seeds are also high in magnesium which is very important for your blood pressure, heart health, bone health and blood sugar levels.
Pumpkin seeds are a good source of dietary fibre which can promote good digestive health.
Overall they are so simple to introduce into your daily diet.
Here are a few suggestions:
Add them to your morning smoothie
Delicious with Greek yoghurt and fresh fruit
Sprinkle on your salad
Add a crunch to avocado toasts
Incorporate into your baking
Amazing in bread mixed with other seeds
Perfect in homemade granola & bars
Or simply eat them on their own!
You can find milled linseeds in most supermarkets but make sure its been cold milled and not just milled. Cold milled linseed is ground in a way that protects the omega 3 oil so the essential fatty acids stay intact. They grind the seeds as they are so tiny they will literally pass through your body without you obtaining any of the amazing health benefits.
A daily spoonful can be used in a smoothie, sprinkled on salads and used in baking.
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