Pumpkin Seeds Benefits 


M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics

Navneet Kaur


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Pumpkin seeds are associated with a lot of health benefits. They are a good source of nutrients like selenium, zinc, magnesium, vitamin K, manganese, and phosphorus. 

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Pumpkin seeds may protect healthy cells from free radicals effect due to their high antioxidant content. 

1. Antioxidant-rich. 

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Pumpkin seeds contain high magnesium and zinc content making them good for our heart health. Studies suggest that they may also help keep blood pressure in control.  

2. Heart healthy. 

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A regular intake of a few pumpkin seeds may also help maintain healthy blood glucose levels due to their high magnesium content. 

3. Healthy blood sugar levels. 

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A handful of pumpkin seeds are perfect for satisfying mid meal cravings and preventing unwanted calorie load. 

4. Support weight loss. 

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The high fiber content of pumpkin seeds supports our gut health and minimizes the risk of other diseases like diabetes and obesity. 

5. Promote a healthy gut. 

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People experiencing trouble sleeping can have a few pumpkin seeds before bedtime. They are naturally rich in  tryptophan - an amino acid that helps promote sleep. 

6. Encourage healthy sleep. 

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The high magnesium content of pumpkin seeds helps maintain healthy calcium levels in the blood and minimizes the risk of osteoporosis.  

7. Stronger bones. 

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