As it turns out, the seeds of pumpkin are also beneficial to the prostate gland. In fact, researchers at Germany’s Bundesforschungsanstaldt -- their Food and Drug Administration -- have found that pumpkin seeds are helpful in controlling BPH, or enlarged prostate, due to their concentration of a group of compounds known as lignans. The zinc in the seeds probably helps as well, as zinc is essential to the health of this important male gland.
The dark green oil derived from pumpkin seeds makes a prostate-healthy salad dressing, and is rich in essential fatty acids. Might as well get your food and your medicine at the same time. Pumpkin seed oil is delicious, one of the best-tasting food oils in the world.
Most people don’t like to talk about intestinal worms, but they are common. In addition to all other benefits gained from this remarkable food, pumpkin seeds are an age-old food for killing and expelling these unwanted GI tract hitch-hikers. And they have science to back this up. This makes them a vermifuge, a worm-killer. Pumpkin seeds combat intestinal worms, from tapeworms and flat worms, to pin worms. These worm-fighting properties appear due to a substance called curcubitacin. Relatives of this compound also found in pumpkins are anti-inflammatory, perhaps explaining the consumption of pumpkin seeds for relieving arthritis pain.
So there you have it. Pumpkins are a superstar food in our midst. All in all, the pumpkin, besides being a much beloved holiday artifact, is a profoundly good-for-you food that deserves its popularity, offering delicious flavor and a plethora of protective properties as well.
For complete article -http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/22/pumpkins-healthy-seasonal-food/
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