Although used as nuts in the culinary world, in the botanical world, pine nuts (also known as cedar nuts) are the edible seeds of pine trees. The recommended serving is 2 to 3 tablespoons daily. These nuts help improve heart health, reduce bad cholesterol, protect the arteries from damage, suppress appetite, boost energy and improve vision health. They also help increase the blood’s hemoglobin level and relieve fatigue and tension.
Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are flat and asymmetrically oval. Regular consumption of these seeds helps boost immunity, lower bad cholesterol, control blood sugar, fight anxiety and depression, reduce arthritis pain, support prostate health, improve heart health, and reduce the risk of developing some types of cancer.