Sunflower Pumpkin Herb Seed Cheese. Everyone knows that protein is definitely an important nutrient you need in your diet to maintain energy, build strength and muscle, bone health and repair of every cell in your body. However, not everyone is up to eating loads of animal protein to get their daily requirements. If you are looking to get more protein from a plant-based diet, consider using seeds such as flax, chia, hemp or even pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkin seeds are a healthy alternative in that they are alkalizing in our bodies as compared to animal protein. This is mainly due to their high concentration of natural chlorophyll. Similar to animal protein, pumpkin seeds have a high iron content.
The seeds are also high in zinc which improves a host of health issues such as immune function, hormone production, hair, skin and nails and prostate health. Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of the “good” fats such as high omega-3 fatty acids help which protect your heart and reduce inflammation and can help with weight loss. The most impressive fact about pumpkin seeds is their anti-microbial effect to keep unhealthy microbes at bay, including those nasty parasites and yeast overgrowth.