So yesterday we discovered the wonders of "Pumpkin seeds" . . .
But where do they fit into the "lysine" - "arginine" ratio we've been talking about???
Well . . . "pumpkin seeds" are a "neutral" food . . .
Okay . . . so now you ask . . . what does that mean?
Well . . . "neutral" foods on the ratio scale of "lysine" to "arginine" . . . are foods that have the SAME amount of both.
"Pumpkin seeds" have 97 mgs of "lysine" and 97 mgs of "arginine"
Now . . . just to clarify . . . you would still need to consume foods that contained "MORE" lysine then arginine during the day.
But this little treat would be a GREAT mid-day snack.
You know . . . when it's about 3 o'clock and you want to eat everything in the house.
And unfortunately . . . YOU DO . . .
Well . . . next time grab some "pumpkin seeds" and cut the "cravings" for poor choice foods!
"Pumpkin seeds" are also good before you go to bed . . . why???
Well . . . if you have trouble sleeping . . . "pumpkin seeds" are a natural source of "tryptophan", which is an amino acid that can help promote sleep.
Okay . . . so how much can we eat???
Well . . . the American Heart Association recommends a "daily intake" of a "quarter cup" of "pumpkin seeds" as part of an overall healthy diet, which is about 30 grams.
And with this . . . it provides the body with a good amount of protein, healthy fats, fiber, zinc, selenium and magnesium.
NOTE: Just be mindful . . . because too much of a good thing . . . is not always a good thing.
Meaning . . . eating too many can cause gas and/or bloating due to the fiber that helps bulk up stool.
Now . . . for you "pumpkin spice" lovers . . . this does not apply . . . because "pumpkin spice" has been manufactured and doesn't fall into a good rule.
Tomorrow we'll continue with more ways to control our eating.
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