Want to know the benefits of pumpkin seeds?
Then you have come to the right place!
Pumpkin seeds contain both zinc and phytosterols. Zinc is a trace mineral. It is important for the production of enough progesterone. Zinc causes the pituitary gland to release Follicle Stimulating Hormone, which promotes ovulation and stimulates ovaries to produce estrogen and progesterone.
The phytosterols in pumpkin seeds inhibit the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, which is involved in the development of PCO and other signs of increased androgen levels. Read about phytosterols here.
Pumpkin seeds are also a good source of the aminoacid Tryptophan. Tryptophan is the foundation of the formation of serotonin (a neurotransmitter that is essential for us to feel happy and satisfied) and melatonin (the hormone that is produced when we sleep).
Pumpkin seed protein powder is a rich source of tryptophan, which tastes excellent in smoothies and chocolate balls.
Have you tried my Superfood parfait with pumpkin seed protein powder? Find it here.