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Super Seeds? 5 Brain Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Did you know that just a handful of pumpkin seeds a day is all you need to get your recommended daily amount of zinc, vital for enhancing memory and thinking skills?

1. Brain Food

Pumpkin seeds are actually one of the most nutritious (and delicious) seeds to eat. They are a true brainfood containing Omega 3 and Omega 6, making them a smart snack for you and your kids. The Omega 3 fatty acids are known for their role in improving mental health, aiding memory and supporting healthy brain development.

2. Calming

The benefits of pumpkin seeds go well beyond just omegas. They contain a high amount of magnesium, which has a calming effect on the brain. Who doesn’t need a little zen during this time of year?

3. Zinc Zen

Not only can you get your “zen” from these little nutritional powerhouses, you can also get your “zinc.” Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, which is mega-important for the healthy functioning of the brain, immune system, skin functions and more.

4. Fat Burn

Some studies show that pumpkin seeds even help burn fat. Given our country’s obesity rates, the seeds should be considered a year-round snack.

Lindsey Kennedy