Eating pumpkin seeds or drinking pumpkin juice can help reduce blood sugar levels. Insulin and glucose are important for regulating magnesium metabolization. As such, magnesium depletion is not uncommon in people with type 2 diabetes. The high levels of magnesium in pumpkin seeds may have positive effects on type 2 diabetes. One study found men and women who ate diets rich in magnesium were 33% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. An animal lab study examined the effect of flaxseed and pumpkin seed combined. It suggested the mixture could hemp prevent diabetic complications.
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