Benefits of Pumpkins
Plant Based Omega 3 Fats
Raw nuts and seeds, including pumpkin seeds, are one of the best sources of plant based omega 3s (alpha linolenic acid or ALA). We all need ALA, however, ALA has to be converted by your body into the far more essential omega 3 fats EPA and DHA by an enzyme in which the vast majority of us have impaired by high insulin levels. So, while pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of ALA, I believe it is essential to get some of your omega 3 fats from animal sources, such as krill oil, as well.