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What are the benefits of pepitas?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Pepitas is the Spanish word for pumpkin or squash seeds. These seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to decrease the body’s ability to store fat. They’re also high in protein and magnesium, which help curb cravings and strengthen muscles. Try eating one cup of seeds a few times a week, either roasted or sprinkled on meals.

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