Pep it up Pure-State Pepita Style

By Mayvers

March 27, 2014

Mayver’s Pure-State Pepita Spread made from just pure pumpkin seeds, crushed blended and bottled is the perfect protein-rich answer for super boosting your happiness naturally!

Eating just 2 tbs a day of this savoury super spread could help boost your body’s serotonin, fight off PMS, aid against osteoporosis and even guard against diabetes.

Long popular in Mexican cuisine, the ‘little seeds of the pumpkin’ better known by their Spanish name pepita are a protein-rich, low carbohydrate natural happiness food that’s filled with essential nutrients, antioxidants and good fats proven to help you feel good.

Helps to put you in a good mood
The Pepita’s in Mayver’s pure-state Pepita Spread are known for their anti-depressant, anxiety reducing qualities thanks to a combination of amino acids and minerals. Pepitas contain the amino acid tryptophan, which helps in the production of serotonin – nature’s happy pill.

The magnesium in Mayver’s Pepita Spread may also help with mood and anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, anxiety and agitation, while the zinc can help to improve uptake of the feel-good brain chemical serotonin . Altogether Pepitas can help you feel calm, happy and healthy.

Good for yummy mums, PMS and osteoporosis
Pepita’s also contain high levels of the trace mineral manganese which can help fight off osteoporosis and deliver a natural superboost for expecting mums to be.  Manganese is helpful in alleviating the common symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome – mood swings, headaches, depression and irritability. The high levels of magnesium in Mayver’s Pure-State Pepita Spread can also help older women keep osteoporosis at bay, as well as relieving the symptoms of menopause. For expectant Mums peptitas can help to obtain their extra requirements for magnesium.

Helps with diabetes
Pepitas have been shown to improve insulin regulation and prevent kidney dysfunction in preliminary studies.  The manganese content also helps control the level of sugar in human blood, and can therefore be of particular help to those living with diabetes.  Magnesium and zinc also seem to play pivotal roles in preventing the development of Type 2 Diabetes.

Superboosted protein fix
Mayvers Pepita Spread is great for pre & post workout meals as pumpkin seeds have have one of the highest levels of protein of any commonly eaten seed or nut. At around 7 grams of protein per 28 grams of seeds, pepitas are close to a full third of their make-up in protein.

Kids health
If your kids refuse to eat meat or you’re a family of vegetarians, our pure-state pepita spread will deliver the healthy dose of protein the little bodies in your care need to grow healthy and strong. An extra bonus for vegetarians is that they are also an excellent source of plant iron with other 4mg iron per 28g serve of seeds.

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Where to buy
Click here to see the store listings. Available from Coles and selected independent grocery and health food stores!

What are pure-state foods?
Click here to find out more about the benefits of eating pure-state healthy foods!

Yummilicious recipe ideas
Here’s some quick and easy protein-rich recipes featuring Mavyer’s Pure-State Pepita Spread.

Pepita Gorgonzola Pear Pizza
Pepita & Basil Bruschetta
Pepita Pesto Power
Pepita Power Snack
Pepita Pumpkin Bars
Pepita Yoghurt Dip

The hard facts
•    Rich in essential minerals including iron, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese.
•    High in important fat-soluble Vitamin K, commonly deficient in many people.
•    Naturally lowers cholesterol due to high levels of phytosterols.
•    An excellent source of plant protein.
•    Rich in fibre for gut health and cholesterol management.