A well-baked and sweet pumpkin in the autumn period of the year is a great dessert or snack, but the seeds of this autumn gift are a real hidden treasure. This is why some experienced housewives bake them because they are healthy.

Optimal amount of magnesium
A handful of pumpkin seeds contains 92% of the daily requirement of magnesium, a mineral important for relaxing nerves and muscles, strengthening bones and improving circulation.

They are rich in zinc
The high value of zinc that these seeds contain gives countless benefits. It participates in the synthesis of 100 different enzymes, improves the immune system and wound healing, prevents osteoporosis in adults, and in children helps in the proper development of the senses of taste and smell.

According to The Linus Pauling Institute, even small amounts of zinc have a positive effect on the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition that can lead to a number of complications in the male genitourinary tract.

Protect against heart disease
Phytosterols are plant compounds that help balance blood cholesterol and prevent coronary heart disease. Pumpkin seeds as well as vegetable oils have a lot of them.

Cheer up
Although autumn and winter can be very depressing, pumpkin seeds are rich in the amino acid L-tryptophan, which is responsible for increasing the level of serotonin in the brain, which has an antidepressant effect and improves our mood! More seeds for more smiles.

The roasted seeds that we buy in the seed shops are often quite salty, and thus negatively affect the blood pressure. So eat less or choose peeled and less salty pumpkin seeds.