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Men’s health is an aspect of their lives that shouldn’t ever be overlooked. Yet, somehow men often tend to think they can surpass self-care routines. However, men’s health needs to be taken seriously and the sooner you start, the longer and happier you’ll live. Men’s health doesn’t need to be complicated either. A simple serving of pumpkin or pumpkin seeds in your diet can make a massive difference. Not only will your mind and emotions thank you, but so will your waistline.

You need to take men’s health seriously. But that doesn’t mean gym and going to the doctor regularly are going to cut it. You need to be on top of your nutrition too. And according to the research, pumpkin and pumpkin seeds are a man’s best friend. Pumpkin seeds are also called ‘pepita’ or ‘pepita de calabaz’ (little seeds of squash) in Spanish.

This should be good news for you if you’ve tried them before, and you really enjoy their taste. In addition, pumpkin seeds are an amazing healthy snack that you can have on the go. The vegetable, pumpkin contains an entire selection of nutrients that boost men’s health with just one serving.

We’re just in time too! Fall is almost here, and we’re approaching pumpkin season. It might be a little early, but a lot of people are already getting into pumpkin season. Happy Halloween, scarves, pumpkin pie, and trick or treating. Guys, you’ve got no excuses because pumpkins are abundant now. Therefore, we should see the quality of men’s health sky-rocket!

Men’s Health, Pumpkin, And Pumpkin Seeds

For many years, we’ve all been embracing pumpkins, especially over the festive season. Now even popular franchises and coffee brands (aka Starbucks) are incorporating the amazing qualities of pumpkin into their products. We know why, and it’s the perfect time for men’s health to benefit. From pies to lattes, to tarts and even smoothies. You name it, there’s a pumpkin in it. But are these good for us? Well, experts say that they’re brilliant for men’s health in particular. Just be mindful of sugary dessert-like creations.mens health [longevity live]

Companies like Starbucks are embracing pumpkins. They recently just posted a live video celebrating the arrival of their fall flavors. Spiced lattes and sweet potato pies are all the hype. However, we still need to be sure that we’re receiving the best kind of pumpkin quality because not every product is produced equally.  We even feel confident calling a pumpkin a superfood because it contains so many super nutrients. Come to think of it, most squashes are highly nutritious.

Why Is Pumpkin So Good For Men’s Health?

Nutritionists explain that pumpkin is especially rich in vision-protecting vitamin A. These are qualities we can all benefit from. Moreover, pumpkins are loaded with vitamin C which keeps your cells healthy as well as disease-fighting vitamin E, and potassium. We need these nutrients to help maintain healthy blood pressure. Interestingly, just one cup of pumpkin contains 1 gram of protein, 7 grams of carbohydrates (1 gram of which is fiber), and hardly any fat. All of this is for only 30 calories.

Basically, it’s a superfood vegetable that’s really low-calorie and makes a very tasty side dish.

Although pumpkin is low-calorie, it’s surprisingly filling. You will feel full and satiated almost instantly after eating it. Whilst this squash is beneficial to all humans, it’s particularly effective for boosting men’s health. Let’s discuss why.

Men’s Health Means A Healthy Prostate

One of the most amazing qualities of pumpkin is the fact that it can significantly improve the health of a man’s prostate. It is vital that you want to prevent prostate cancer or illness. More importantly, doctors explain that pumpkin seeds are what really contain the magic. These little guys are loaded with nutrients and are a fantastic way to stay full throughout your busy day.

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Did you know that just one pumpkin seed contains about 1.7 grams of dietary fiber per ounce? Nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin, author of The Virgin Diet, says that fiber helps keep you fuller for longer. Therefore, you won’t snack or overeat throughout the day because the fiber keeps you feeling satisfied. This is a sure way to eat less junk food or avoid cravings and unnecessary snacking. This is also why pumpkin is a fantastic way to maintain a healthy weight. Maybe Halloween is a good time to start after all? Just try to stay away from the sweet goods.

As you know, pumpkins taste amazing with incredibly beneficial nutrients to help boost men’s health. According to a study published in the Indian Journal of Urology, eating pumpkin seeds frequently might help improve the health of your prostate very positively. Guys, your prostate health is vital to maintaining healthy male sexual health.

Nutritionists often use pumpkins to help strengthen the prostate gland and promote healthy hormone function. This drastically improves men’s health overall. Research says that pumpkin seeds may also help alleviate benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is a condition that causes problems with urination due to an enlarged prostate gland. In addition, research shows that eating pumpkin seeds regularly might also help reduce symptoms related to BPH.

Sperm Count and Men’s Health

Generally, a man’s sperm count has a lot to do with how healthy or unhealthy he is. Not always, but in most cases. Pumpkin seeds contain high amounts of zinc which can help men who are experiencing a low sperm count. This is life-changing, especially if you’re planning to have children with your partner. Doctors commonly associate low sperm count or infertility in men with low zinc levels.

This is why it’s going to be very beneficial to start including pumpkin seeds into your diet if you are a man. If your goal is to start building a healthier sperm count then including these seeds in your daily diet will help you massively.  According to the book ‘Healing Foods’ by DK Publishing, pumpkin seeds are handy for promoting men’s fertility and preventing prostate problems. The antioxidant content may also play a role in healthy testosterone levels.

A Healthy Man Needs Protein

I know this sounds like a stereotypical statement. However, man or woman, both of us require a fair amount of protein to live healthy, strong lives. Men in particular, naturally have more muscle than women and therefore need a bit more

mens health [longevity live]protein in their diets.

The wonderful thing about pumpkin seeds is that they are rich in plant-based protein. You can remain conscious of the environment and still consume adequate amounts of protein. Men’s health requires sufficient protein to help build and repair muscle.

According to NDTV Food, there are approximately 23.33 grams of protein in a 100-gram serving of pumpkin seeds. This is exactly what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition chart says, too. So go crazy guys! Start by adding pumpkin seeds to your meals, in smoothies, oatmeal, salads, soups, and snacks for a simple protein boost.

Men’s Health Is More Important Than You Think

Don’t assume you’re being tough when you try not to look after yourself. Realistically speaking, you’re just being silly. Trust us when we say it, it will catch up with you eventually.

Simple food inclusions like pumpkin seeds or pumpkin are easy and don’t require too much effort. Yet they make a great deal of difference. Pumpkin seeds are also rich in natural oils and healthy fats. Does that mean that pumpkin seeds will make you fat? Definitely not. Women and men, we’re all guilty of hitting low-fat diets at least once in our lifetimes.  Eating a zero fat diet is not healthy, and you won’t last because your body requires fat to survive and function optimally.

mens health [longevity live]Don’t assume that because nuts and seeds are so high in fat that they’re going to make you gain fat. In fact, a study of 26,000 Americans found that people who consumed mostly nuts and seeds were less obese. Therefore, you cannot possibly assume that they will make you fat

This is what the Encyclopedia of Healing Foods’ by Michael T. Murray and Joseph Pizzorno says about pumpkin and pumpkin seeds. Just in case you need some additional convincing.

Researchers explain that because pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, they encourage the renewal of cells, repair damage, and promote healthy hair. This is often an area of concern for men’s health because, as we know, men commonly experience male pattern baldness. Pumpkin or pumpkin seeds can help!

Even better, pumpkin seeds boost men’s health because they contain a very high amount of phosphorus. This nutrient pumps up your metabolism and is important for energy. In addition, these small seeds are rich in magnesium, which is crucial to a wide range of important physiological functions. Magnesium helps pump the heart, relax the blood vessels and improve bowel function.

Lastly, men’s health is boosted with pumpkin seeds because they have anti-inflammatory properties. You’ll also get a decent night’s sleep and feel happier because pumpkin seeds are rich in tryptophan.

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Skye Mallon

Skye Mallon

Skye is a Holistic Lifestyle Blogger, Entrepreneur and Movement Instructor. She loves changing people's lives and believes you should always strive to be your best! Her brand, Skyezee FashionFit pty (LTD) shares the latest in well-fashion, conscious living, and daily movement. She wants to help others achieve a happy balance by sustaining a conscious, longevous lifestyle. She shares content that helps others tap into the intricacies of our bodies, environments, feelings, and minds.

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