Its amazing how the concentration of useful substances placed in seeds, which unfortunately they are not often represented in our kitchen. When you read this text, you may start to use them more.
Zinc From the Pumpkin Seeds Protect the Bones!
Pumpkin seeds are rich with zinc, which favorably affects the function of the prostate. On the other hand, older men should take foods rich in zinc and because it positively influences the bone. Although osteoporosis is most commonly associated with post-menopausal women, it is a risk for older men: one of eight men older than 50 years of experience fractures due to osteoporosis.
In addition to zinc (17.1% of daily needs), a quarter cup of pumpkin seeds contains 46.1% of the daily requirement for magnesium, 28.7% for iron, 52% of manganese, 24% for copper and 16.9% protein.
Phytosterols are compounds that have a chemical structure similar to cholesterol, and when they are sufficiently present in the diet is believed to be that reducing cholesterol levels, improve immunity and reduce the risk of certain cancers.Most of phytosterols you can find in sunflower (270-289mg/100g) and pumpkin seeds (265mg/100g). Sesame has the highest overall levels of phytosterols (400-413mg/100g) of all seeds.
Sunflower to slow down your aging!
Sunflower seed is the best source of vitamin E, an antioxidant important for health.28g oil-roasted sunflower seeds provides 76% of the recommended daily dose of vitamin E. It is believed that tocopherols, the main elements of vitamin E, play an important role in preventing diseases related to aging, such as cancer and heart disease.