Pumpkin Seeds Benefits + How to Include them in Your Diet?

By Bhawna D. - October 20, 2018

Introducing - Goodness of the Pumpkins

Hi Guys,
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Few days back, I encountered a discussion wherein the realisation dawned upon me that until and unless I’m paying a good attention to my health in general, none of the efforts would be worth reaping fruits. For instance, if I keep cutting down on my “me-time” in order to generate more blog posts, chances are that it may exert my body. And when I’d genuinely feel struck by the bow of Creativity Gods/Muses, I might fail to jot down my thoughts because of a weak body.

Makes sense? I hope it does.

This is also one of the reasons why, I’ve curtailed upon the quantity of posts generated. The idea is to post about things and products that I feel connected to. After all, numbers don’t really matter now. It’s the continuous effort from my end which I’d take into account and feel more happy about. With so much being instilled in my mind, today I decided to post about pumpkin seeds. In the west, healthy lifestyle was adopted long ago, although, we have loopholes everywhere. However, the incorporation of incorporating healthy food products and seeds is still an emerging concept in the Indian market.

Pumpkin Seeds Benefits

In one of my recent visits to Dehradoon, I picked up two jars of pumpkin seeds. Believe it or not but till few months, I had no inclination of trying them out. Until one day, when I thought I’d make some alterations in my everyday meals. In order to have a light dinner, I thought of incorporating a bowl of salad at the night time and having regular chapatti meals during the day. The salad which I made was garnished with some of the pumpkin seeds. To my surprise, I did like the taste of them. Infact, they felt similar to the dried seeds of muskmelon. My mother used to take out the seeds of muskmelon, wash them off with water and let it dry naturally.


Pumpkin Seeds in Appearance

What Is A Pumpkin Seed?
Pumpkin seeds are derived from the pumpkins which are also known as kaddu in Hindi. Their seeds are edible, light green in colour; with no overwhelming taste as such. They are regarded as a power-packed source of nutrition due to a high content of protein, fiber and other micronutrients. Moreover, they are a good source of vitamin B, iron and magnesium. Pumpkin seeds contain high amount of essential fatty acids which aid in maintaining blood vessels healthy and keeping the cholesterol under check.

Pumpkin Seeds Benefits:
Pumpkin seeds work immensely well for men or women alike. They help in keeping the stomach filled for a longer time frame and suppressing the hunger pangs or other cravings. Healthcare benefits which are associated with pumpkin seeds include healthy heart, better sleep, strengthens immunity, anti-inflammatory capabilities, helps in weight loss and hair growth, and improving the prostrate health.


Adding them to your Sandwiches or Cereals

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How to Include Pumpkin Seeds in Your Diet?
As I mentioned before, you can literally toss these seeds with everything and anything. I often sit and munch these on their own as well, especially for sufficing the late night hunger pangs. I’ve also tried incorporating it into my sandwiches, cereals, salad and pasta. If you’re wondering how I make my everyday salad then I must tell you that it comprises of any vegetable which I find in my refrigerator. It usually contains thinly sliced cucumbers, capsicum, corn, onions (soaked in apple cider vinegar), tomatoes and peas. I’m guilty of adding peas in almost every cuisine but you can definitely skip on this if you don’t like peas. Also, if you happen to find fresh iceberg lettuce, then you can toss that into your salad as well. In my case, I saw some terrible condition of vegetables in Big Bazaar store and it got me repelled in an instant. To put this salad together and give it that taste, I sprinkle black salt, black pepper, oregano mix and Thousand Island dressing. And of course, the pumpkin seeds are a must!


Pumpkin Seeds Brand which I'm using currently.

That’s about it for today’s post!
Comment down below: what is your favourite super-food?


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*I’m not promoting any particular brand of pumpkin seeds. This post primarily focuses on the goodness of pumpkin seeds. Also, the product image is only for showing you what I’m currently using and it is part of no collaboration as such. 

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2 Comments

  1. Nice and informative post on health benefits of pumpkin seeds. I have only used pumpkin seed oil for skin. Will try to incorporate the seeds in my diet as well. Thanks for sharing...

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