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The high content of protein and dietary fiber, low content of fat and sodium in pumpkin seed protein make it the first choice for those seeking to optimize their bodies and strengthen their physical fitness among the numerous plant-based proteins. For weight loss people who need a low-calorie diet, replacing part of the protein in the diet with pumpkin seed protein not only reduces the intake of cholesterol and saturated fat, but also achieves a balanced nutritional intake.
The content of unsaturated fatty acids in pumpkin seeds is relatively high, up to 77.073%. Pumpkin seeds also contain a certain amount of pumpkin seed bud protein.
Pumpkin seeds are also rich in soybean oleic acid, which can nourish brain cells and remove deposits on the inner wall of blood vessels, thereby improving brain function and improving cerebral blood circulation, thereby preventing the occurrence of atherosclerosis to a certain extent.
High plasma cholesterol content is the main cause of heart disease. Animal fat in the diet can increase the plasma cholesterol content, which is an important factor leading to arteriosclerosis and heart disease. Pumpkin seed protein does not contain cholesterol and can replace animal protein.
According to the research results of the 1998 Nobel Prize winners in medicine, the arginine in the protein is the only prerequisite for the synthesis of nitric oxide in the body. The arginine content in pumpkin seed protein powder is sufficient. Supplementing pumpkin seed protein can promote the synthesis of nitric oxide, relax blood vessels, lower blood pressure, improve blood supply to the heart and brain, enhance the elasticity of blood vessel walls, and effectively prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Pumpkin seed protein can promote the synthesis of immunoglobulin and effectively enhance humoral immunity; it can also increase the proliferation of T lymphocytes and enhance cellular immune response; it can also promote the release of a variety of endocrine hormones, including insulin, growth hormone, prolactin, and Diuretic hormones, and catecholamines, etc., achieve the effect of regulating immunity.
Pumpkin seed protein can improve sperm motility, improve sperm quality, promote sperm fertilization, and provide kinetic energy for sperm movement. The arginine in pumpkin seed protein not only participates in sperm formation, but is also the basic component of various nuclear proteins of sperm. It can also expand arterial blood vessels through the nitric oxide pathway. Based on this, Pfizer developed a treatment called "Viagra" Drugs for impotence.
Pumpkin seed protein is different from ordinary plant protein in that it contains a lot of glutamic acid. Glutamic acid is the first to synthesize glutamine in the human body. Experimental studies have proved that glutamine can increase muscle cell volume, stimulate muscle protein synthesis, improve muscle vitality, and increase muscle growth. At present, whey protein is mostly used in the market as the raw material of muscle-building powder, but whey protein is animal-derived protein and vegetarians should not eat it, and whey protein contains milk allergens, while pumpkin seed protein is vegetable protein and does not contain any allergens. , People who are prone to allergies can eat with peace of mind.
Enzymatically hydrolyze pumpkin seed protein to obtain enzymatic hydrolysate, and the DPPH clearance rate was 83.47%, so the hydrolyzed pumpkin seed protein has antioxidant effect.
Pumpkin polysaccharides, protein components with a molecular weight greater than 60 ku and a molecular weight less than 3 ku can significantly increase the insulin level of diabetic rats. The protein component of 3 to 60 ku has the best blood sugar lowering effect, not only can significantly reduce the fasting blood glucose value of diabetic rats, but also Can improve glucose tolerance in various periods.