Pumpkin seeds - and health and beauty
 Add pumpkin seeds to your favorite dishes (pre-soak for 6 hours). It's so simple, but so many gives our food! And vitamins and minerals, and balances the acidic environment, because the pumpkin seeds can be attributed to alkaline formations and other such products are very few in the world.

A little background
Did you know that the pumpkin seeds were found by archaeologists in the caves of Mexico that date back to 7000 BC! Pumpkin and pumpkin seeds are an important component of the power of American Indians, and they were used as a dietary product, and as a curative.

In Mexico, pumpkin seeds called Pepitas, this name is called in Mexico a lot, from yachts to brands.

Pumpkin seeds are very popular in ancient Greece.

The special value of pumpkin seeds that eventually they only improve its nutritional value, while most of the products as storage lose their useful qualities. According to scientists of Massachusetts, zucchini and pumpkin seeds in the five months of storage showed a marked increase in protein content.

Pumpkin seeds - a fairly high-calorie product, 100 grams contains about 559 calories.

 Pumpkin seeds - and health and beauty
 Health Benefits
Pumpkin seeds contain high amounts of minerals, including phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron and copper. Is a source of vitamin C. They also found:

- Phytosterols, compounds which reduce the level of cholesterol.
- L-tryptophan, it helps for a good sleep and reduce depression. Tryptophan is converted into serotonin and niacin. Serotonin is a very valuable component for us, and for a good mood, and for a sound sleep.
- Higher content of zinc. This makes the seeds natural protector against osteoporosis.
- Vitamin E 100g - about 35, 1 mg torkoferola.
- B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 and folate)
- High quality protein. 100g seeds - 30g protein.

According to studies, pumpkin seeds prevent stone formation in the kidney, due to the content of calcium oxalate.

Pumpkin seeds reduce inflammation in arthritis without the side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs.

They are used in many cultures as a natural treatment for worms and other parasites. Good for the health of the prostate gland in men! The oils in pumpkin seeds easier difficulty urinating, what happens to the enlarged prostate.

 Pumpkin seeds - and health and beauty
 We eat pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds have been included in the group of so-called energy products, as they are valuable for food. So let's make in your diet, these magic seeds. I offer several original recipes as frying pumpkin seeds. Many families bring to the table roasted pumpkin seeds has become a good tradition that unites all pleasant conversation or watching a movie.

- Roasted sunflower seeds. Method 1.
They will be there as a snack and can be added to pies and salads. Preheat oven to 150 degrees. Peeled pumpkin pulp seeds lay on a baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle on top 1-2 tablespoons of olive or sunflower oil and 2 teaspoons of soy sauce. Bake about 35 minutes until crisp.

- Roasted sunflower seeds. Method 2.
Wash the pumpkin seeds from the pulp. Melt in a saucepan 1 tablespoon of butter. Melted butter pour seeds on a baking sheet. On top of salt. Preheat oven to 120 degrees and place the pan in the oven. Stir from time to time. When formed golden crust and pleasant aroma - remove. Do not allow to stick - pumpkin seeds will lose not only the taste, but also useful properties.

- Roasted sunflower seeds. Method 3.
This is another easy way. This is how American Indians roasted seeds. Wash the pumpkin seeds thoroughly and place them in a bowl. Fill with cold water and put as much salt water that covers it. Leave overnight. In the morning, drain the seeds, place them on a baking tray and bake in the oven (about 120 degrees), until they are golden brown.
Author: Vasilisa Cousin