Guest Blog byNeleta Winter
BSc (Hons) dipION mBANT CNHC
When it comes to That Protein Pumpkin and Chia Seed Super Protein, It really is packed with wonderful health boosting minerals and vitamins.
You see Pumpkin seeds are high in protein with a whopping 7g of protein per 28g but it’s not just their high protein content that makes them a nutritional powerhouse...you see they contain amazing nutrients and antioxidants that can help to support our health and wellbeing.
Pumpkin seeds are packed with zinc which is essential for supporting our immune system as well as Vitamin E a potent antioxidant that can strengthen the immune system and maintain healthy blood vessels.
Zinc supports our immune system by affecting how our cells respond to infections, and can help keep inflammation under control. It can activate enzymes within the body that actually helps to break down proteins in viruses and bacteria so they are less able to spread....it really is an essential nutrient for our immune health.
The Antioxidant content of pumpkin seeds has been shown to reduce inflammation and protect our cells from harmful free radicals and can even help protect against many diseases
The antioxidants, magnesium, zinc and fatty acids including Omega 3 found in pumpkin seeds are all needed to help keep your heart healthy.
Magnesium in pumpkin seeds has been shown to help maintain blood sugar levels, form and maintain healthy bones as well as supporting the immune system.
Chia seeds are another power house of nutrients. Chia is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.”
They are packed with both protein and fibre as well as magnesium and antioxidants
Fibre helps feed the friendly bacteria in our intestines, and keeping your gut flora well fed is crucial for gut health, immune health, brain and heart health and hormonal health.
Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids which can contribute to supporting gut health, immune health and heart health. But please be aware that the omega 3 content comes in the form of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) which needs to be converted to the active forms EPA and DHA which humans are insufficient at doing. Chia seeds can help to increase blood levels of ALA and EPA but not DHA.
That Protein Pumpkin And Chia Seed Super Protein is the perfect immune supporting blend to add to your food and the best thing is it works well in smoothies, porridge, pancakes and even pesto or sauces.