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5 Reasons to Eat Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

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5 Reasons to Eat Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Don't throw those pumpkin seeds out. Toast them and eat the healthy benefits!     5 Health Benefits of Toasted Pumpkin Seeds 1. They're full of magnesium. Just half a cup of toasted pumpkin seeds has 92 percent of your daily value of magnesium, which most people have trouble getting enough of. Magnesium helps to relax nerves and muscles, strengthen bones and help with circulation. 2. They fill you up. With protein and fiber, toasted pumpkin seeds are a snack that truly satisfies. 3. You can top them with healthy spices. There are so many ways to toast pumpkin seeds. Whether it's...

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Try Cinnamon in Your Coffee Instead of Cream and Sugar

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Try Cinnamon in Your Coffee Instead of Cream and Sugar

Saving calories can often be accomplished with a little creativity. For example, swapping the cream and sugar (roughly an ounce or 2 tablespoons) with a teaspoon of cinnamon could save up to 70 calories per cup-o-Joe. Looks like this special spice may change the standard coffee routine. One study found just half a teaspoon of cinnamon per day can significantly reduce blood sugar levels, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes. But for those who don't have to worry so seriously about insulin levels, cinnamon has also been shown to have many other benefits: Cinnamon...

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