Pumpkin Seeds: What's good?

January 18th, 2016


When LoAdebars were made, they were created to be nutrient rich.  This means that each ingredient has to be healthy, and rich in good-for-you things.  Today, I'm going to pick on one of those ingredients: Pumpkin Seeds.

Pumpkin seeds are usually seems as something you throw away when carving pumpkins in the fall.  However, these little dudes pack a nutritional punch.  Here are just a few of the goodies found in pumpkin seeds:

Magnesium:  Magnesium is a crucial part in the energy creating process.  Magnesium helps your body create ATP, which is the chemical that your body uses as energy.  So, whether its your heart beating or running a marathon, magnesium allows your body to have the energy to live. 

Zinc:  Zinc is important for cell growth, Immune health, and sleep.  Pumpkin seeds are a great source for this powerful mineral.

Iron:  Pumpkin seeds are packed with this blood-boosting mineral.  Iron is essential for the Red Blood Cell creating process.  It also plays a role in immune health and cell development.

Omega 3s:  These are often a bit more tricky for vegetarians to find.  However, they're rich in pumpkin seeds!  Omega 3s help your body reduce inflammation and help cognitive functions.

These are just a few of the many nutrients found in pumpkin seeds.  So, next time you're carving a pumpkin or walking through the "nuts and seeds" isle at the store, give pumpkin seeds a try! 

 *PSSSST!!!  Grab a Loadebar.  We have pumpkin seeds!


Sources:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/09/30/pumpkin-seed-benefits.aspx
http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/Healthbenefitsofiron/2010/09/21/id/371069/
http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/omega3-fatty-acids


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