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Deliciously Healthy Pumpkin Seed Snack Bar

A NEW pumpkin seed bar is set to become the snack du jour for a healthy lifestyle.

The Pumpkin 9 bar by Wholebake provides the four most important minerals our bodies need to stay healthy and active - iron, zinc, calcium and magnesium.

Iron is essential for the generation of new blood cells, zinc is required for the formation of protein, calcium is vital for strong bones, while magnesium is used in the nerve and muscle function.

The delicious seeds of the pumpkin are also packed with protein, fibre, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese and phosphorous, as well as the amino acids arginine and glutamic acid.

They also contain calcium, potassium, zinc, selenium, folate and niacin, together with linolenic acid, which helps prevent hardening of the arteries.

Pumpkin seeds, and the oil they contain, have long been used in folk medicine.

More recently, their many benefits have been highlighted in medical studies, and some research has even shown that they may possibly help to reduce the risk of many diseases.

Pumpkin seeds have traditionally been used to treat a diverse range of conditions, including urinary tract infections, depression and learning difficulties.

The whole of the delicious 9 bar range, which includes regular, nutty and Flax, is handmade and contain no hydrogenated fats and no artificial flavourings and colourings. They are also wheat and gluten free.

The tasty snacks contain hemp, a high quality source of protein, together with all nine essential amino acids, which help to build and repair the body.

As part of a healthy, balanced diet, 9 Bar can help to lower cholesterol and maintain a healthy heart.

The 50g bars come individually, price 69p, or as three-packs, price £1.79, and have proved popular with people of all ages, including fitness fans and schoolchildren.

9 Bar is available in Sainsbury's and Waitrose and is stocked in Holland and Barrett and a large number of specialist health food shops.

Posted : 17/05/2006 07:38:08

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