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Doctor insights on: Pumpkin Seeds Benefits For Women

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What are the health benefits of pumpkin seeds?

A/W DR Hettinger: See: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=82

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Do pumpkin seeds provide any health benefits?

Do pumpkin seeds provide any health benefits?

There are many...: Pumpkin seeds are the only seed that is alkaline-forming; in this world of highly acidic diets, that is a very good thing. They are a good source of vitamins, minerals, protein, amino acids, beneficial oils, etc. They are a good source of roughage as well, promoting digestive tract health. Not to mention they are delicious! Don't throw those seeds away after cleaning out yout jack-o-lantern! ...Read more

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Is roasted & salted pumpkin seeds a healthy snack? Will the roasting process(unsure but dry roasted maybe) reduce the nutritional benefit of the seeds?

Is roasted & salted pumpkin seeds a healthy snack? Will the roasting process(unsure but dry roasted maybe) reduce the nutritional benefit of the seeds?

Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds are a healthy snack. Salted makes them less so. We all tend to get too much salt which makes us retain water and can raise our Blood pressure among other things. ...Read more

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Are pumpkin seeds fattening?

Are pumpkin seeds fattening?

Read the nutritional: Read the nutritional information. I suggest ALL my patients read nutritional info on the package. It will tell to important things like calories, fat, fiber, protein, etc. Anything with calories can be fattening, if you eat enough of it! But there are a lot of worse things out there for you to eat than pumpkin seeds! To your good health! ...Read more

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Do pumpkin seeds increase your cholesterol level?

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Do pumpkin seeds increase your cholesterol level?

Pumpkin seeds: Are high in calories, fiber, minerals, vitamins & anti oxidants. Their oleic acid content (a mono unsaturated fatty acid) helps lower the bad LDL & elevate the good HDL cholesterol. ...Read more

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How much pumpkin seeds should I eat before I sleep to produce enough melatonin?

How much pumpkin seeds should I eat before I sleep to produce enough melatonin?

A LOT: Pumpkin seeds are high in tryptophan, which through a multiple-step process your body can turn into serotonin and then melatonin. You would have to eat many pumpkins-full of seeds to get to an effective melatonin dose -- generally 3 mg. Better to just opt for a good melatonin product, if that's the direction you're wanting to go. Please talk with your doctor about it, of course. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat pumpkin seeds while on the Atkins diet?

Is it ok to eat pumpkin seeds while on the Atkins diet?

Atkins diet: Is a low-carbohydrate diet that in fact emphasizes use of pumpkins as one of ingredients to be consumed in early phases of treatment. ...Read more

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I heard that cucumber and pumpkin seeds are good for chronic prostatitis. How much of it is true?

I heard that cucumber and pumpkin seeds are good for chronic prostatitis. How much of it is true?

Probably not: There is no question that some vegetable materials contain antioxidants and that there are doctors who will recommend these without any evidence of efficacy by appropriate clinical studies. They will probably not hurt you, but if you can prove they cure prostatitis and can market the substance that does it you may become very wealthy. ...Read more

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How can one increase zinc in daily diet bcoz meat, pumpkin seeds, etc dese cannot be consumed daily & one needs 10-15 mg zinc & wholegrain have phytates?

How can one increase zinc in daily diet bcoz meat, pumpkin seeds, etc dese cannot be consumed daily & one needs 10-15 mg zinc & wholegrain have phytates?

There are supplement: That are not well controlled either for whether they actually have the zinc in them and whether any of it gets into you, but there are supplements that have zinc in them. Probably. I see you've run the numbers on the nutrition, so I won't say nuts/seeds. Furthermore, I suspect it depends on where they are grown. ...Read more

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I wanted to know if chia / pumpkin seeds are good for hyperthyroid patients?

I wanted to know if chia / pumpkin seeds are good for hyperthyroid patients?

Hyperthyroidism: Most common cause of hyperthyroidism is Grave's disease which eventually burns itself out. The idea behind pumpkin seed is that overactive thyroid can deplete the zinc in the body and foods such as pumpkin seeds that are high in Zinc can be source of supplementation. There are no reliable scientific studies to support this. It is best to work with your endocrinologist to manage the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is someone who is allergic to tree nuts and peanut often also allergic to pumpkin seeds?

Is someone who is allergic to tree nuts and peanut often also allergic to pumpkin seeds?

Pumpkin: These are in different botanical families so they generally do not but allergy is a hereditory disorder and food allergic folks sometimes react spuriously to any foods. ...Read more

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I was eating shelled pumpkin seeds and had a piece get caught in my throat 3 days ago and it still feels like it's there....any suggestions?

I was eating shelled pumpkin seeds and had a piece get caught in my throat 3 days ago and it still feels like it's there....any suggestions?

Pumpkin seeds: The first thing that comes to mind is the fact that you may indeed have a piece left in there, so best will be to visualize that area, typically done endoscopically and have it removed mechanically. If your symptoms seem to be slowly dissipating away it might be that your symptoms are caused by the local inflammation around the piece and that should go away by itself in few days. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits of pumpkin seed oil?

Pumpkin seeds: Though not as well studied as I would like there are benefits to these seeds based on their composition. Go to http://www.Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=82 for a good overview. ...Read more

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Are there any negative health effects of eating pumpkin?

Are there any negative health effects of eating pumpkin?

Diarrhea: Is a possibility. Many vets and pediatricians prescribe this for constipated animals and children. Theoretically vit A toxicity but you would probably need to eat a field full... ...Read more

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Is pumpkin pie good for you?

Not Black or White.: Some ingredients are healthy and others — not so much. For instance- how much lard is used in the crust? ...Read more

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Are pumpkin seed shells edible?

Are pumpkin seed shells edible?

Yes: Pumpkin seed shells are edible- they probably test best when toasted in an oven. You might even try adding a salt free fat free seasoning for additional taste. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to eat a whole pumpkin seed without it hurting you?

Is it possible for you to eat a whole pumpkin seed without it hurting you?

Kind of pumpkin?: There are hundreds of "pumpkins" out there. Most are edible. If this is an edible type of pumpkin then you will be fine. Roasted pumpkin seeds, pepitas, are delicious and a good source of protein without cholesterol! The surrounding shell won't hurt you, and actually has fiber in it. Enjoy! Too much of any food can be bad, of course. ...Read more

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Is it better to use canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin? Canned pumpkin pie mix or just plain canned pumpkin?

Is it better to use canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin? Canned pumpkin pie mix or just plain canned pumpkin?

Fresh but celebrate!: I believe in fresh fruits&veggies/shopping in the periphery of the store. However, if you have a family recipe or something that you use once per year and it's canned pie mix, go for it! Generally speaking — fresh/single ingredients are better than mixtures/processed foods since you know more about what you're mixing with the single ingredients. We can definitely discuss more about sugars, etc. ...Read more

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What is the main substance found in pumpkins that causes people to be allergic?

What is the main substance found in pumpkins that causes people to be allergic?

Pumpkin allergy: Pumpkin allergy is rare or rarely reported with about 5 cases. The antigen (or allergen) can be in the rind, seed or flesh. In the pumpkin flesh, the allergen was a protein size ranging from 20 to 225 kda in at least in 1 patient. These proteins are called profilins or ltp (lipid transfer proteins). There is cross-reactivity between pumpkin, muskmelon, watermelon, cucumber, and zucchini. ...Read more

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My son is 5mths will be 6mths on the 16th. Is it ok to start giving him pumpkin and othersoft foods to eat. He's always reaching for my plate?

My son is 5mths will be 6mths on the 16th. Is it ok to start giving him pumpkin and othersoft foods to eat. He's always reaching for my plate?

You may enjoy : Customizing the American Academy of Pediatrics' HealthyChildren app for your son's age. The party line on when & how to introduce solids is on http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/Pages/Switching-To-Solid-Foods.aspx. Basically, at 4-6 mos., 13-16 lbs., able to turn his head toward spoon when hungry & turn away when full. If he spits food, the meal is over. ...Read more

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Can pumpkin help low bad triglycerides?

Can pumpkin help low bad triglycerides?

Not the key: Ignore everything you read online about food choices, especially vegetables / fruits that are magic / "superfoods". Hit the aerobic fitness circuit hard; fitness and waistline are more important goals than lowering a number from the lab. Consider starting on meds for your hypertension and diabetes. ...Read more

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Is there any way to got over allergies to pumpkins?

Is there any way to got over allergies to pumpkins?

Not yet: The most effective way to treat an allergy is to avoid it. Currently, the only recommended method to treat food allergies including pumpkin is to avoid eating it. Research is being conducted on other ways to treat through desensitization food allergies, but this is still research. ...Read more