The life of a modern person is dynamic, and full of many events and information. Nowadays, we live at a fast pace and often eat on the go. In our desire to be healthy, we often rely on drugs and nutritional supplements, forgetting that the best healers and healers are natural products, such as pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin seeds vary in color and shape: white, dull white, light brown, flat, or elliptical. In Bulgaria, pumpkin seeds rank third in terms of consumption after peanuts and sunflower seeds.

In order to preserve their qualities and not spoil, pumpkin seeds should be stored in a dark and cool place, even if they have undergone heat treatment.

In Bulgaria, pumpkin seeds are most often roasted before their consumption. Recently, there is a trend to add them to salads in raw form.

Pumpkin seeds for beautiful skin

Skin can be a mirror of our health. It is very sensitive to the lack of certain substances in the body. The zinc contained in pumpkin seeds protects cell membranes and stimulates the synthesis of collagen, which is the main substance that helps keep our skin visually younger and fresher. Zinc is essential for the early prevention and treatment of acne.

Pumpkin seeds also contain the antioxidant selenium. It strengthens the cells and increases their density.

The polyunsaturated fatty acids and potassium contained in pumpkin seeds hydrate the inner part of the skin and make it smoother and more elastic, reduce redness and swelling, and slow down the aging process.

Pumpkin seeds effectively complement the treatment of dry scalp and brittle nails. Vitamins A and E neutralize harmful processes and restore the good condition of the skin and nails.

Pumpkin seeds against depression

Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of the amino acid L-tryptophan and glutamic acid. These two amino acids effectively combat stress, anxiety, and nervous excitability. Tryptophan affects the synthesis of the hormone melatonin, which ensures sound sleep at night. Tryptophan is also necessary for the production of serotonin - the hormone of happiness.

Glutamine, in combination with the amino acids phenylalanine and glycine, improves the condition of the nervous system, memory, mood, improves effectiveness in the fight against spring fatigue and depression. Regular consumption of pumpkin seeds will increase mental activity.