1- Pumpkin seeds and prostate health
Naturopaths have made use of pumpkin seeds to treat prostate enlargement. The high levels of zinc, essential fatty acids and phytosterols make them an important part of a healthy prostate health plan, and studies support the theory that these nutrients will benefit prostate enlargement. Beta-sitosterol, one of the phytosterols, helps to block the transformation of testerone into a metabolite which promotes prostate enlargement. Studies making use of pumpkin seed oil or beta-sitosterol have revealed significant benefits in improving the symptoms of benign prostate enlargement.
Nutritional value pumpkin seeds per 100g:
- How many calories in pumpkin seeds – 160
- How much protein in pumpkin seeds – 2g
- How many carbs in pumpkin seeds – 9g
- What is the fat content of pumpkin seeds – 15g