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Pumpkin Seeds A Tasty Treat For Better Health

Pumpkin seeds – if you have tried them you know that they are a delicious treat.   Did you know they also provide many health benefits?

Here are ten:

1. Prostate Protection – They promote overall prostate health and alleviate the difficult urination associated with enlarged prostate. Men should eat a handful of pumpkin seeds every day. They work as prevention as well as treatment.

2. Improved Bladder Function – Studies show that pumpkin seed extracts improved bladder function.

3. Depression Treatment – Pumpkin sees contain L-tryptophan, a compound naturally effective against depression.

4. Prevention of Osteoporosis – Pumpkin seeds are a natural protector against osteoporosis, because they are high in zinc. Studies show that low intake of zinc is linked to higher rates of osteoporosis.

5. Natural Anti-Inflammatory – Pumpkin seeds reduce inflammation effectively without the side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs.

6. Prevention of Kidney Stones – Studies show that pumpkin seeds prevent calcium oxalate kidney stone formation.

7. Treatment of Parasites – Many cultures use pumpkin seeds as a natural treatment for tapeworms and other parasites.  Studies have also shown them to be effective against acute schistosomiasis, a parasite contracted from snails.

8. Good Source of Magnesium – Only 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds contains 92% of your daily value of magnesium. Studies show that most Americans are deficient of this important mineral.

9. Lower Cholesterol Naturally – Pumpkin seeds contain phytosterols, which are compounds that have shown to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol.

10. Cancer Prevention – Studies show that the same phytosterols that lower cholesterol also protect against many cancers.

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Easy Dandruff Fix

Dandruff is not only itchy, and uncomfortable, it can also be embarrassing. Special dandruff shampoos will do the job over time, but let’s be honest: most have a give-away smell, they take several uses to start working, they are not cheap, you have to keep using them, and Ladies, if you use products to enhance your hair color you know that dandruff shampoo will strip that color out of your hair in no time.

Try Apple Cider Vinegar instead. It will take care of a dandruff problem quickly. It is inexpensive, all natural, easy to use, your hair color won’t suffer, and it will leave your hair beautifully soft.

Mix Apple Cider Vinegar with water in equal parts. 1/4 cup of water to 1/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar is a good amount for an application. Spray it on to the affected areas, massage into the sculp, wrap your head with a towel and wait 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes rinse, shampoo and condition as usual.

For a bad case of dandruff start off by doing this 3 days in a row. After that just once or twice a week for upkeep.

This really works. You will love the way your hair feels. I know I did.