The Surprising Benefits of a Well Known Seed

They are small, delicious and favored by major league baseball players. You probably see a lot of them at Thanksgiving time or at moments you are carving a Jack-o-lantern. They are Sun Flower Seeds. You know they taste good but did you realize how healthy they are?

Pumpkins and pumpkin seeds are high in fiber which reduces appetite and indirectly helps speed the metabolism. As such, they are a healthy “fat-reducing” snack. The seeds contain a solid amount of the mineral zinc, known to strengthen the immune system and considered the “food” or major mineral for prostate health.

Additionally, pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of the amino acid arginine, a substance that encourages the blood vessels to expand, increasing blood flow to the muscles themselves. It also helps to improve the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to maximize strength and overall health.

Arginine is an amino acid favored by athletes for the above reasons. It is also one of the major HGH releasers and together with another amino in a precise ratio, can boost human growth hormone levels naturally and safely. (Both are found in the product Hgh Plus.)

Add pumpkin seeds to yogurt or oatmeal, or by themselves, they are an excellent addition to your healthy lifestyle.