Tests confirm the traditional use of pumpkin seeds for an enlarged prostate;
In 1990, in a double blind study over 3 months, pumpkin seed extract significantly improved symptoms such as urinary-flow time, amount and frequency in sufferers, compared to those given a placebo;
Pumpkin seeds can reduce the formation of calcium oxalate crystals, which can lead to bladder stones. For example, in 1987. In a study of an area in Thailand with a high number of bladder stone sufferers, pumpkin seeds were more effective than conventional treatment in reducing crystals;
Zinc is vital to the immune system, for example, to help infection resistance and forwound healing, growth and taste.
Rich natural source of vitamin E and linoleic acid;
Good source of beta carotene and vitamins C and E;
A low level of vitamin E is the most important risk factor in deaths from heart attack. People with low vitamin E levels are nearly 3 times more likely to develop angina. Increasing linoleic acid decreases both total and LDL “bad” cholesterol, which helps avoid narrowing of the arteries. Linoleic acid also discourages blood clotting;
Anti-cancer potential – people who eat more foods rich in the antioxidant beta carotene and vitamins C and E levels of cancer, and are less vulnerable to cataracts as they get older;
Prevents damage caused by exercise. Exhaustive exercise increases the concentration of free radicals in the body, which can lead to muscle damage unless ample vitamin Eis present to prevent oxidation;
Sunflower seeds have been used in the form of tea to remove mucus accumulation and to cure prostate problems;
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