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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

And the pumpkin season continues! People go crazy over this season. Before you start carving one up to put on your porch for Halloween, grab a few small ones to use this week!

Did you know that pumpkins have incredible health perks? You should be taking advantage of it.

Here are few of pumpkin health benefits:

Powerful Potassium

The high level of potassium in pumpkin will do you good, particularly your blood pressure. More potassium also protects against a lower risk for stroke. It also helps to avoid the loss of muscle mass and defends the mineral density of your bones too.

Contains Beta-carotene

Pumpkin is one of the biggest and best sources of beta-carotene out there. This powerful antioxidant is what gives off that bright orange color. It converts to vitamin A when ingested and does wonders for your body. This will also help you look and feel younger too!

Regulate Blood Sugar

Pumpkins makes an excellent choice for those that are prone to blood sugar issues. It’s brimming with plant compounds that have been shown to have an incredible effect on glucose absoprtion.

Fiber Rich

Pumpkins can help you get that much needed fiber for your body. Eating enough fiber will help control blood sugar absorption in your bloodstream. Also helps your digestive system healthy!

Immunity Booster

The pulp and the seeds contain Vitamin C and combined with Beta-carotene it is a powerful immune system booster!

Recipe of the Week:

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

2 cups pumpkin seeds
3 tsp olive oil
cayenne pepper
garlic powder
onion powder

Clean seeds and toss with olive oil and spices. Spread it on the baking sheet and bake for 325 degrees for 30-45 minutes. Toss it occasionally.

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