Surprising Side Effects of Eating Pumpkin Seeds

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enhanced immune system

Eating them consistently may help you take in enough of this key mineral and support your immune health.

stomach discomfort

Pumpkin seeds are high in fiber which can be a good thing, but practicing portion control is important.

sleep well

When warm milk just won't cut it, try your luck on pumpkin seeds before bedtime.

consume too many calories

Pumpkin seeds are high in vitamin E and unsaturated fat, too many of them can lead to packing too many calories into your daily diet.

reduced risk of breast cancer

Eating pumpkin seeds was associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

get lots of nutrients

The recommended daily intake of calcium is 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams for men and 1,200 for women if you're 51 and older.

feel calm

Pumpkin seeds are a source of magnesium. She suggests that magnesium is a mineral that may help promote a feeling of calmness in the brain.

aggravate your esophagus

They make for a great additional crunch to a dish like salads (instead of croutons) or thrown on top of your pumpkin bisque.

Best mineral for heart and bone health

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