Pumpkin seed oil is effective in treating many diseases.
Pumpkin seed oil is rich in vitamins A, E, C and K, and when fresh, contains more than 60 % of unsaturated fatty acids. In addition, it contains vitamins of the B group, unsaturated fatty acids, omega-6 and 9, the minerals (phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, and potassium) and trace elements (iron, zinc, and manganese), lecithin, proteins and salicylic acid. Thanks to all of this, the effect of this oil on your health is much stronger.
To make things even better, it blends well with salads and many food combinations.
[AdSense-A]Alpha-carotene has a chemical structure similar to beta-carotene, but it may be “more effective at inhibiting the growth of cancer cells in the brain, liver and skin,” say the scientists. Studies in the past have found that beta-carotene doesn’t do squat to protect against cancer, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease (although, those studies were highly flawed in that that used synthetic beta-carotene made from acetylene gas, rather than a natural beta-carotene complex). This puzzled scientists, but they figured something else within fruits and vegetables had to be responsible for their beneficial effect, and so they tested the impact of alpha-carotene this time. The results showed that alpha-carotene was 10 times more effective than beta-carotene in stopping the spread of human neuroblastoma cells and that it also stopped the spread of liver cancer cells.
Before you go on the pumpkin soup diet, there are a few things you should consider. First, alpha-carotene is fat-soluble. This means that your body can’t absorb it unless you consume it with fat. Bizarre as it seems, you’ll get more of the alpha-carotene effect eating pumpkin pie than you will get sipping the soup (unless you add some fat). But keep in mind that the pie contains ingredients such as sugar that more than counterbalance the antioxidant boost. In any event, a little bit of healthy fat from a source like nuts or olive oil along with your vegetables will help the alpha-carotene metabolize. Incidentally, it’s important to remember this fact if you choose to get your alpha-carotene from supplements — you need to take them with meals. And if you want to get your alpha-carotene from vegetables, lightly steaming them before ingestion seems to enhance the body’s ability to absorb the antioxidant content.
The researchers concluded that we should eat more fruits and vegetables to prevent premature death, and said there’s “a need for clinical research into the health benefits of alpha-carotene.” Instead of waiting for clinical research results, which surely will make even more clear that we need what vegetables and fruits offer, why not just do what I’ve been urging you to do all along: make fresh fruits and vegetables the cornerstone of your diet? Just be sure to include plenty of orange in the palette on your plate.
Pumpkin seed oil has many health benefits:
– It regulates the problem of enlarged prostate
– It treats urinary tract infections
– It maintains normal cholesterol levels
– It helps with cardiovascular diseases
– It regulates your digestion
– It promotes normal kidney function
– It boosts your immune system
– It improves your vision
– It has a positive effect on your mood
– It has a beneficial effect on your skin
– It prevents hair loss
You should take 2 tablespoons of this oil twice a day (in the morning with breakfast and in the evening with dinner). The treatment should last 3 months.
It can be combined with food
Besides in salads, you can sprinkle some pumpkin seed oil over scoops of ice cream or a fruit cup. Moreover, you can make salty snacks by using this healthy pumpkin seed oil.
If you seek for high quality oil, always choose cold-pressed oil that is made by squeezing the seeds because it’s exactly the most appreciated type of oil.