Score 5 Essential Nutrients with Pumpkin Seeds

September 9, 2014

Fall is nearly here, and while it seems like everyone may be buzzing about pumpkin-scented soaps and candles, dancers in particular have a reason to celebrate the season. It’s time to roast pumpkin seeds, the perfectly portable, dance-bag-totable, extremely nutritious snack. Here’s why: When you eat one cup of pumpkin seeds throughout the day, you’re loading up on these five essential nutrients.


  • Magnesium:
    helps with energy production and bone development 
  • Protein:
    aids in muscle synthesis
  • Iron:
    helps deliver oxygen to the body
  • Fiber:
    lets you power through rehearsal without feeling hungry
  • Potassium:
    helps keep muscles from cramping


Aside from solo snacking, pumpkin seeds are a tasty topper for oatmeal, yogurt, salads or soups, too. Happy fall!