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Pumpkin Seeds Benefits For Women
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
Is roasted & salted pumpkin seeds a healthy snack? Will the roasting process(unsure but dry roasted maybe) reduce the nutritional benefit of the seeds?
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
Seeds: Moderation always best!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
No : No, they do not.Get a more detailed answer ›
I read an article regarding pumpkin seeds, saying that it is good for hair growth in allopecia types. Is it true? And how to consume it daily??
Myths: Nope. Someone is pulling your leg. It is not true. ...Read more
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
How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can I take for an allergic reaction? I ate pumpkin seeds by mistake, they were in my salad as pepitos.
OTC medications have: Directions. For specific doctor recommended dos use health tap prime services ...Read more
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
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
No: No it is not. Undercooked or raw eggs or chicken are the major sources. ...Read more
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
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
What are10 unexpected things that men find sexy. Along the lines of men being attracted to the color red or the scent of pumpkin.
Depends: You will find that it greatly depends on the man. ...Read more
Here they soak caco3 in water to get limewater then they soak pumpkin in limewater for 24 hours for preparing jam with it
Is that dangerous to eat?
Perfectly fine: It's probably good for you. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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