According to Spanish scientists cucurbitacins in pumpkin seeds can kill cancer cells. Raw pumpkin seeds have in their content beneficial compounds that enhance mental and physical health.
Cucurbitacins contain potent anti-inflammatory properties, and because of that it can be used in the treatment of numerous early stage cancers. Moreover, German scientists have discovered that pumpkin seeds can substantially assist women in menopause when it comes to reducing the risk of breast cancer. Regular intake of pumpkin seed lowered the risk of breast cancer by amazing 23%.
Furthermore, pumpkin seeds are packed with magnesium, copper, manganese, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and other minerals. The pumpkin is likewise loaded with dietary fibers which promote digestion and the seeds as well as contain bioavailable protein.
Magnesium and zinc assist in the absorption of nutrients, and because of that pumpkin seeds are recommended to those people who deal with health issues caused by lack of nutrients. You do not have to suffer from some ailment to consume pumpkin seed as with their use you can boost your immune system, sleep well, enhance your eyesight, improve your skin complexion and lower your blood sugar.
Further on, zinc and phytosterols, particularly beta-sitosterol prevent the growth of abnormal prostate cancer cells. Due to their anti-inflammatory effect oxidative damages are being prevented, which on the other hand promotes DNA repair and prevents cancer development in the early stages.
Pumpkin seed oil
It is applied in the treatment of prostate problems because it is high in phytochemicals and antioxidants which prevent free radical damage, and hamper cancer development. Likewise, it is abundant with omega-3 fats. Therefore, always have a bottle of pumpkin seed oil in your kitchen. Drizzle it over your salads and meals for an extra healthy boost. However, do not heat it, because the high temperatures will destroy the bioavailability of its nutrients.
Consume pumpkin seeds raw. You can slightly roast them, and in that way include them to your salads or to almost anything that comes to your mind.
If you do not like seeds then cold-pressed pumpkin seed oil would be great choice for you.