Eat More Pumpkin Seeds!

A pile of pumpkin seed on a grey wood surfaceWhy pumpkin seeds?

Surprisingly, these little wonders have an amazing checklist of  potential health benefits. Packed with magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, and vitamin K, experts consider pumpkin seeds to be some of the world’s healthiest foods.

In fact, a recent study showed that pumpkin seeds, which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, offer a heart-healthy noshing option by reducing blood pressure. Also known as pepitas, the flat, dark-green seeds may also lower cholesterol, reduce diabetes risk, aid weight loss, improve your mood—and even fight cancer.

Here are some of the great things pumpkin seeds can do to protect and even improve your health.

1. Fights cancer