6 fabulous reasons to eat more pumpkin seeds

pumpkin seedsIt’s pumpkin season…

Pumpkin-spice lattes. Pumpkin pie. Pumpkin bread. Pumpkin muffins. Pumpkin pancakes. Pumpkin-flavored foods are everywhere.

But despite the undeniable deliciousness of all these foods, many of them come up short in the health department. Why?

They’re packed with sugar, which means you get more than your fill of the sweet stuff during pumpkin season. So, how can you take a break from sugar and still get your pumpkin fix?

Stick to the seeds.

Pumpkin seeds are nutrient powerhouses. Problem is, most people only eat them one day per year… the day they carve their Halloween pumpkins. Even worse, some people put these healthy morsels in the trash rather than the oven even on pumpkin-carving day.

If you’re one of these pumpkin seed-deprived peeps, get ready to change your ways. Because once you know the six big health benefits of these seeds, you won’t be able to keep your paws off them…

Jenny Smiechowski

By Jenny Smiechowski

Jenny Smiechowski is a Chicago-based freelance writer who specializes in health, nutrition and the environment. Her work has appeared in online and print publications like Chicagoland Gardening magazine, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, BetterLife Magazine, TheFix.com, Hybridcars.com and Seedstock.com.