Now that you have the pumpkins carved out, what will you do with all those seeds? You would most likely throw them out, wouldn’t you? After reading these beneficial effects of pumpkin seeds you might want to reconsider doing that.
Pumpkin seeds are a great natural remedy that can handle several diseases and has some overall positive effects on your body.
They are rich in tryptophan, a basic amino acid, which can prevent stress just as insomnia. If you are lack of sleep, a cup of tea made of pumpkin seeds can help you a lot. Just smash a spoonful of seeds, boil them in water for five minutes, sweeten it with honey and drink it half hour before going to bed.
Due to their high zinc and vitamin A content, the seeds treat skin disorders, pimples and dandruff well, but they also improve eyesight. Eat a few seeds a day possibly before a meal to have your daily amount of these essential nutrients.
Pumpkin seeds are a good source of magnesium and unsaturated fat, which are responsible for the normal functioning of the heart. Therefore they can reduce the chances of a heart attack and defend the vascular system.
If using these oilseeds in the right form, they do a good job cleaning the urinary system as well. Simply grind four tablespoons of the seeds and cook them in plenty of water for about ten minutes. Drink the hot beverage before the meals.
So, if you keep the seeds from your jack-o’-lanterns, by the time Halloween is over you will have been eating them as a healthy snack. You may also think about giving some to the kids together with the candy.