To honor the first day of my favourite season, FALL, let's talk about the awesome benefits of pumpkin seeds! Rich in #zinc, #tryptophan and #omega3s, these raw seeds make a great natural food additive to help manage acne, insomnia, and the most well researched - prostate health. They also help boost your immune system during cold and flu season, which is just around the corner! Eat a raw handful, or toss over your salad or quinoa. To enjoy the health benefits, make sure to eat the raw seeds, not the roasted shells!
[#WellnessWednesdays]: TIP OF THE DAY: Magnesium! I've got a romance going with this mineral, as it's useful for so many things. It helps ease the body into a restful state for sleep, making it great for insomnia. It's also required to deactivate muscle contraction, making it effective for musclepain and tension, or as support post exercise to prevent soreness. Its also shown to be effective for managing headaches, menstrual cramps, and encouraging regular bowel movements. While there are some foods that tend to be rich in magnesium, supplementation is often needed for therapeutic benefit. Ask your Naturopath about a dose thats right for you.