One of the best seeds you can include in your diet is the tiny but mighty pumpkin seed!

Pumpkin seeds are packed with valuable nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc.

Pumpkin seeds may benefit your heart, liver and immune system, help fight diabetes, and offer unique benefits for men’s prostate health and women’s relief of menopause symptoms as well.

More detailed and additional benefits include:

The rich source of magnesium found in pumpkin seeds promotes bone health and a greater bone density which decreases the risk of osteoporosis in women after menopause.

Pumpkin seeds contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber. This combination has benefits for both the heart and liver.

Pumpkin seeds are high in fiber which helps maintain a healthy weight and enhances overall digestive health

Pumpkin seeds are considered a good source of zinc and hence recommended for pregnant women

Pumpkin seeds have long been valued as an important natural food for men’s health. This is in part because of their high zinc content, which is important for prostate health.

Pumpkin seeds may help improve insulin regulation and help prevent diabetic complications by decreasing oxidative stress

Pumpkin seeds are highly nutritious and packed with powerful antioxidants.

Besides eating them on their own, you can use them in baking, add them to smoothies, Greek yogurt and fruit or incorporate them into meals by sprinkling them into salads, soups or cereals.

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