Snack on Seeds for These Six Stupendous Health Benefits
We listened to your comments, and we’re excited to announce the launch of our first all-seed product: Pumpkin Spice Protein Bites! Packed with pumpkin seeds, squash seed protein, and warming spices, Pumpkin Spice Protein Bites are a delicious fall snack for long-lasting, plant-based energy. We couldn’t have created Pumpkin Spice without some stupendous seeds, so this post is dedicated to pumpkin and squash seeds, and all of their health benefits.
1. Protein: Pumpkin and squash seeds have 9 g of protein per quarter cup, more than nuts! Pretty solid for plant-based protein.
2. Fiber: Seeds are packed with fiber, which slows down the digestion of carbohydrates. When carbohydrates are digested slower, they enter the bloodstream at a steadier rate, resulting in longer-lasting energy. Fiber also promotes feelings of fullness, so snacking on seeds will help fill the hunger void whether you’re eating them between meals or before a workout.
5. Antioxidants: Pumpkin and squash seeds contain a range of antioxidants including vitamin E, selenium, and beta-carotene, which help prevent damage to cells and DNA brought on by diet, the environment, and normal body processes like metabolism.
6. Supports Mood: Low levels of selenium have been linked to anxiety and depression, and seeds are packed full of selenium.
We hope you enjoy our Pumpkin Spice Protein Bites a little more knowing that these seeds have your back. Just make sure to head over to our Products page to snatch some jars before they turn into actual pumpkins!