Pumpkin Seeds Can Help You Sleep

 Fun to bake, delicious, and these little guys can help you sleep! 

Fun to bake, delicious, and these little guys can help you sleep! 

 

Pumpkin Health Benefit #3

You won’t have any trouble sleeping.  Pumpkin seeds contain tryptophan -- an amino acid that assists in making you sleep like a baby.  It also helps produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter that's responsible for making us feel happy and relaxed. 

So not only will enjoying pumpkin & pumpkin seeds help you sleep great, it can also boost your mood! 

Pumpkin Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin Protein Balls

•        1 cup pumpkin puree

•        1.5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

•        1/2 cup almonds

•        1.5 cups old fashioned oats

•        1/2 cup flax or chia seeds

•        1 tablespoon honey

Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend.  Scoop and roll into balls, refrigerate for 2 hours, and enjoy! 

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Erika DeJesus