Anxiety – Pumpkin butter! Food is the best medicine

 

Pumpkin seeds have tryptophan in them which is one of the essential amino acids and plays a major role in your nervous system messengers helping you sleep, relax, and rest. Tryptophan is also used by the brain to make serotonin, the substance that makes you feel happy and calm.
What can eating tryptophan foods do for me?

 

  • Help regulate your appetite
  • Help you sleep better
  • Elevate your mood
  • relax you

More health benefits of Pumpkin seeds-
-Anti inflammatory


-Anti Depressant

They contain L-tryptophan, a compound naturally effective against depression.

-High in Magnesium

-Vitamin E

-High in Zinc-
The zinc in pumpkin seeds helps protect skin cells membranes and maintain the connective collagen. Good levels of zinc in our diet also helps promote skin cell renewal, making us look younger and fresh!

 Pumpkin Seeds are used in many cultures as a natural treatment for tapeworms and other parasites.


I know a friend personally that eats many pumpkin seeds and they make his hair grow so fast and his skin is glowing! My mom carries the anti-anxiety seed butter in her purse and takes a couple of tablespoons during the day.  It’s great to spread on toast or sandwiches, or just snack on!

I like to eat seed butters instead of nut butters. They digest easier in my system and leave me with more energy!

Make sure you soak your seeds to release the enzyme inhibitors making digestion easier and mineral absorption better.

Soak for 6-8 hours in filtered water and rinse

RECIPE-

1 cup of raw soaked pumpkin seeds

1 or 2 tablespoons virgin cold pressed coconut oil

1 tablespoon raw honey

blend in vitamix or food processor

Put in mason jar 🙂

 

NINA notes:

having a sense of humour and being able to laugh – especially at yourself – is a sign of mental health.

good nutrition is the best way to keep your body and brain healthy and functioning properly.

I have been a vegetarian/raw foodie for three months and have lost about 70 pounds and greatly improved my physical and mental health – and anything that reduces anxiety that is natural – is highly endorsed by me.

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