#7 - Pumpkin Seeds Help Lower Cholesterol
Pumpkin Seeds have been considered a valued food to the Native American's who enjoyed their flavor and medicinal properties. They are high in many minerals as well as other nutrients including magnesium, manganese and phosphorous, iron, copper, protein and zinc.
The high zinc content and oils are thought to be one of the reasons why pumpkin seeds are beneficial for men's prostate and bone health.
The phytosterols found in pumpkin seeds help lower cholesterol and have anti-inflammatory benefits. These anti-inflammatory benefits are being investigated because they do not increase the level of damaged fats in joint linings (a side effect of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs) which contributes to the progression of arthritis.
Pumpkin seeds are also used in many herbal combinations these days for their anti-parasitic properties.