The benefits of Food Therapy:Grains and Nuts:The health effects and functions of pumpkin seed, its nutritional value and side effects.
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Introduction: This article introduces in detail the function and effects of pumpkin seeds, the nutritional value of pumpkin seeds, the side effects of pumpkin seeds and food taboos.
The health effects and functions of pumpkin seed, its nutritional value and side effects.
According to Dian Nan Ben Cao(the Herbal Classics of Dian Nan): pumpkin nature warm, flavour sweet and nontoxic, enter into spleen, stomach meridians, can replenish the lung and benefit Qi, dissolve phlegm and dispel pus, expelling parasite and detoxify, cure cough and relieve asthma, cure lung carbuncle, and constipation, and have diuretic, beautifying effect. In recent years, domestic and foreign medical experts, scholars research experiments show that eating pumpkin, pumpkin seeds can treat prostate hypertrophy, prevention of prostate cancer, prevention and treatment of arteriosclerosis and gastric mucosal ulcer, dispel stones.
✵Pumpkin seeds are rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and other nutrients. Pumpkin seeds are good for people's health. So, what are the functions and effects of pumpkin seeds?
1. Eat pumpkin seeds, have a preventive effect for hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia and thrombosis and oxidation of the body.
2. Pumpkin seeds contain a lot of phosphorus, if people often eat pumpkin seeds, absorb its phosphorus, can prevent the mineral condensation in the urinary tract system, make it going out with the urine, prevent kidney stones, also promote the expulsion of stones.
3. Pumpkin seeds are very effective in killing parasites(such as pinworms and hookworms). It also has a good killing effect on schistosomiasis and is the first choice of food therapy for schistosomiasis.
4. Pumpkin seeds are rich in pantothenic acid, which can relieve static angina pectoris and lower blood pressure.
✵The pharmacological action of pumpkin seeds
1. Detoxification: pumpkin seed contains vitamins and pectin, and pectin has a good absorptivity, can bond and eliminate the body bacterial toxins and other harmful substances, such as heavy metal lead, mercury and radioactive elements, detoxification.
2. Protect gastric mucosa, help digestion: pumpkin contains pectin which can also protect the gastric mucosa, from rough food stimulation, promote ulcer healing, suitable for patients with gastric diseases. Pumpkin contains ingredients that can promote bile secretion, strengthen gastrointestinal peristalsis, and help food digestion.
3. Prevent and cure diabetes and reduce blood sugar: pumpkin is rich in cobalt, which can activate the metabolism of the human body, promote hematopoietic function, and participate in the synthesis of the vitamin B12 in the human body. It is a necessary trace element of human pancreatic islet cells and has a special effect on preventing and treating diabetes and reducing blood sugar.
4. Eliminate carcinogenic substances: pumpkin can eliminate carcinogenic substances nitrosamine mutation, prevent cancer, and can aid to recover the liver, and kidney function, enhance the regeneration of the liver, kidney cells.
5. Promote growth and development: pumpkin contains rich zinc, participate in the synthesis of nucleic acid and protein in the human body, is the inherent component of the adrenal cortical hormone, and is an important material for human growth and development. Raw pumpkin seeds relieve inflammation in the prostate gland. Chronic prostatitis is a stubborn male disease. Pumpkin seeds are cheap, effective and safe to take, worthy of a trial for patients with chronic prostatitis(or hyperplasia), but its long-term efficacy needs to be further verified.
Nutritional value of pumpkin seeds:
Pumpkin seeds are snacks favored by a lot of people , especially a lot of female friends , in their spare time all want to eat some pumpkin seeds are not only delicious, and the nutritional value of pumpkin seeds is very high.
✵ Pumpkin seeds help to relieve swelling, insect repellent, relieve postpartum hands and feet swelling and whooping cough, hemorrhoids, treat ascariasis. Pumpkin seeds are rich in copper, iron, zinc, and other elements, can treat male prostate cancer lesions, or urinary incontinence, bloody semen and other symptoms due to the prostate swelling; it also can treat partial impotence, partial premature ejaculation, urine weakness. Daily consumption of raw or fried pumpkin seeds is beneficial for diabetes or prostate patients. Besides, it has a moderating effect on fever, appetite loss and other symptoms in patients with acute schistosomiasis. Its quantity of heat is 603 kilocalories per 100 grams.
✵Although the nutritional value of pumpkin seeds is very high, but there are a lot of stir-fried pumpkin seeds on the market now, we can not eat them much, especially for gastric fever patients do not eat much, and the stir-fried pumpkin seeds also contain heat, better not take a lot. Also, be careful not to buy salted pumpkin seeds.
✵Pumpkin seeds are not only health food, but also good medicine to dispel diseases: the "Chinese food therapy herbs new edition" and other relevant books, explained that the medicinal ingredients of pumpkin seeds are pumpkin seed amino acid, oleic acid, stearic acid, etc., which are used to eliminate roundworms, treat schistosomiasis, pertussis, etc. At the same time, the books also reported that raw pumpkin seeds can treat diarrhea, frequent urination, prostate hyperplasia and so on. Recent reports have proved once again that pumpkin seeds can treat prostatitis and prostatic hyperplasia. Stick to eat a handful of pumpkin seed every day help to treat prostatic hypertrophy, make the 2nd phase symptom restores to the 1st phase, can improve three phase conditions.
Pumpkin seeds:pay attention to dosage and method
1st the right amount: at least 20 grams of pumpkin seeds each time, but not too much, too much pumpkin seed affect digestive function. If not stop eating it for a long time, and it will inevitably consume a lot of salivae, prone to oral ulcers, dental caries, gingivitis, etc., but take a very small amount of pumpkin seed is not enough to receive the due effect.
✵2nd Choose to buy: choose and buy quality good pumpkin seed, ripe or raw both okay, choose and buy big size, seed is full, without mildew-rotten metamorphism, worm-eaten pumpkin seed, select by screen, clear bad seed or impurity, prevent "disease enters from the mouth." Besides, to prevent an excessive intake of salt, should not buy salty pumpkin seeds.
✵3rd is taking method: 20 grams each time, twice daily, morning and afternoon, or take it in the evening while watches the television. Busy people can take pumpkin seeds according to their time table.
✵4th is to insist taking: taking pumpkin seed and do not stop, do not stop. Eating pumpkin seeds has no contradiction with other medicine for prostatitis, prostatic hypertrophy.
✵ Tips: although raw pumpkin seeds have a certain effect on the prostate gland problems, it is not feasible for people to only eat pumpkin seeds to treat prostate diseases. Once find that they have a prostate disease, should be timely to the regular hospital for effective treatment.
✵Side effects and food taboos of pumpkin seeds:
In life, there are many friends like to eat some pumpkin seeds to have a mouth addiction in their spare time. Generally speaking, there are three ways to eat pumpkin seeds, one is stir-fried pumpkin seeds, another is to bite while spitting shells with teeth, the third is as far as possible to take the kernel without shells. No matter how people eat pumpkin seeds, they are a sensible snack with high nutrition and rich nutrients. So, what are the side effects of pumpkin seeds?
1. Do not take raw, raw seed not only taste bad, and after eating its health care effect is not big.
2. Do not take pumpkin seeds that have been oxidized and corrupted, which may easily cause nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
3. Do not take pumpkin seed with mutton, otherwise, it may cause abdominal distension, chest tightness and other diseases.
4. Gastric fever patients should eat less, otherwise will feel abdominal distension. Take the right amount, do not eat too much at one time, there have been reports of dizziness caused by excessive consumption of pumpkin seeds.