Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Nuts, seeds and grains Updated 26 February 2013 Pumpkin seeds Pumpkin seeds support the function of the immune system, assists prostate health and helps lower cholesterol levels. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Pumpkin seeds support the function of the immune system, assists prostate health and helps lower cholesterol levels. They are also a useful source of omega 3 fatty acids and zinc.Once seeds have turned brown, they have become rancid and should not be eaten. Pumpkin seeds are best eaten as fresh as possible. 50 g of pumpkin seeds a day provides a third of an adult's zinc requirements. They should be eaten in moderation, however, as they are high in calories. Calories 569 Fibre 5,3g Potassium 820mg Zinc 6,4mg Iron 10mg Per 100g More in Diet and nutrition Seeds: small in size, big in benefits! More: Healthy FoodNuts, seeds and grains advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.