The pep in pepitas!
Pepitas are pumpkin seeds without the shell and a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. Minerals found in pepitas include zinc, iron, and magnesium providing several health benefits.
Free radicals occur naturally within the body and are kept in balance by natural antioxidants in the body along with external sources. Pepitas make an excellent source of antioxidants to help reduce inflammation by neutralizing free radicals.
The healthy dose of magnesium found in pepitas helps provide your body with a mineral that is needed for a variety of chemical reactions including bone health and regulating blood pressure and blood sugar.
Zinc is important in converting tryptophan to serotonin, which helps improve mood, sleep and appetite regulation.
Get a nimble pep in your step by including pepitas in your diet. Try adding a serving to your oatmeal or muesli in the morning. What’s your favorite way to enjoy pepitas?