Category Archives for "Nut & Seed Superfoods"

Nutritious Nuts and Superfood Seeds to Enhance Your Body and Mind like Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Pumpkin Seeds and Black Walnuts.

Brazil Nuts as a Selenium Supplement and Testosterone Enhancer

Brazil Nuts health benefitsBrazil nuts are an unusually powerful superfood. As the richest known natural source of selenium, they have many health benefits, but also need to be eaten with caution.

Here’s how to use Brazil nuts as a selenium supplement, why they are superior to supplemental selenomethionine or selenium selenite found in multivitamins, and how eating Brazil nuts may increase your testosterone levels – good news for both men and women.

The Importance of Selenium in Your Diet

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A Tasty Black Walnut Pesto Recipe to Kill Parasites

Intestinal worm treatmentBlack walnuts are a well known human parasite killer and were traditionally used by Native Americans for internal cleansing and digestive problems.

They contain potent compounds like juglone that can rid the body of many kinds of harmful organisms. The still green black walnut hull is even more potent for intestinal worms and you can read much more about it in Using Black Walnuts for Parasites.

This page though will share a black walnut pesto recipe I came up with recently. It includes several other worm killing ingredients and makes a tasty accompaniment to many meals.

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Using Black Walnut for Parasites and Intestinal Worms

Human parasitic wormsBlack walnuts are best known as a parasite treatment, but they have many other potential health benefits. Special compounds in these powerful nuts, and particularly green black walnut hulls, make them not only an effective anti-parasitic, but also a potent anti-bacterial, anti-viral, fungicide and intestinal cleanser.

This page though will focus on using black walnuts, and two other special herbs, to get rid of intestinal worms and other parasites in your body.

The Parasite Problem

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10 Black Walnut Benefits for Better Health

Antifungal black walnutsBlack walnuts are a surprising superfood with many health benefits. They have been used traditionally by Native Americans, Chinese, Indian and Russian cultures for centuries for a wide variety of ailments.

Modern science and research is only just starting to uncover some of the unique nutritional elements in these potent nuts that make them so effective for so many different conditions.

Here are 10 different ways that eating black walnuts or using black walnut hulls may help treat different diseases and benefit your health in general.

10 Health Benefits of Black Walnuts

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Why Raw Pumpkin Seed Butter is Healthier Than Peanut Butter

Peanut butter or Pumpkin Seed ButterPumpkin seed butter makes a much healthier replacement for peanut butter, with a richer flavor and usually a softer consistency that makes it easier to spread.

Use it wherever you’d use peanut butter. It tastes great on fresh rye bread and can also be added to soups and sauces for a dash of rich flavor and added nutrition.

Another great way to eat pumpkin seed butter is by dipping carrot sticks or a celery stalk straight into the jar for a really healthy snack.

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How to Use Pumpkin Seeds for Parasites and Intestinal Worms

Treat worms with pumpkin seedsParasites like human intestinal worms are a far more common problem than most people realize. But what are some of the symptoms of tapeworm and other worms and how can you use pumpkin seeds for parasites as an intestinal worm treatment?

Ahead is a natural remedy for tapeworms and other worms, based on a traditional German parasite treatment using raw pumpkin seeds.

First though, a look at the parasite problem and some of the most common symptoms of parasitic intestinal worms.

Human Intestinal Parasites

Parasites can enter our bodies through contaminated water or food (particularly meat like pork or uncooked fish); mosquitoes; intimate contact; or through the nose or mouth after touching an infected animal or contaminated surface. Continue Reading

Pumpkin Seed Benefits for Better Skin and Disease Prevention

Pepitas health benefitsFollowing on from the previous page on using them for prostate problems and preventing hair loss, here are more potential benefits for your health and skin from eating raw pumpkin seeds regularly.

Pumpkin Seeds, Skin Tone and Treating Acne

Pumpkin seeds are an excellent food for improving your skin tone and for treating acne problems. The primary nutritional elements in the seeds that benefit our skin include zinc, selenium, essential fatty acids and vitamin E.

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Pumpkin Seeds for Prostate Problems and Preventing Hair Loss

Benign prostatic hyperplasia pepitasRaw pumpkin seeds are a high protein and mineral rich food that have some specific benefits for hair loss prevention and protecting men against prostate problems.

Here’s just what makes pumpkin seeds so good for both maintaining your hair and improving  your prostate health if you are a man.

BHP and Pumpkin Seeds 

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Where to Buy Raw Pumpkin Seeds Online

Pepitas BuyThere are several important factors to consider when looking at where to get raw pumpkin seeds online. This page examines these and provides links to the best value options I’ve found.

Why Raw Pumpkin Seeds are Better Than Roasted

While the pumpkin seeds you can pull out of your pumpkins at home and eat have hulls, the ones you buy online will most likely be from hull-less varieties like Lady Godiva or the much prized Styrian pumpkins.

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Raw Pumpkin Seeds Nutrition

pepita nutritional informationHere is a detailed look at the high levels of nutrition in raw pumpkin seeds and just how much protein, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, minerals and other health nutrients they contain.

Raw Pumpkin Seeds for Protein

Pumpkin seeds would have to have one of the highest protein content of any commonly eaten seed or nut. At around 9 grams of protein per 28 grams (1 ounce) of seeds they are close to a full third protein.

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