Tonight I started my travel home for Thanksgiving and boy did it turn in to an Ed-venture. Let's start with the rain, of course it started pouring just as I was leaving. For some reason that we may never know, how people drive in the rain makes me slightly ashamed for the human race. People act as if their brains have been wiped clean of all navigating knowledge. Their drive has suddenly turned into a an experience similar of Christopher Columbus fighting the Black Sea (I'm not entirely positive Columbus went through the Black Sea, but you get the point). I actually felt obligated to take lead, roll my window down and speak words of encouragement "It's alright guys, I know it's wet out here, but we're gonna get through this together...." blah blah, make some promises I can't keep...
ANYWAY, that wasn't even why I'm writing, I just had to get that out of my system.
As I was driving (extremely slow due to the previous discussion), I got out a bag of pumpkin seeds that I had in my bag and that was the moment when my life would never be the same..
# of pumpkin seeds eaten = ~7,985.. (Somebody please call Ripley)
What I found most interesting is that not only did consuming 7,985 and some odd shells not give my brain the "hey champ, good work out there, but you've had enough" signal, but it chose to give me a heads up only by physical pain in my throat from swallowing endless seeds! I kid you not..it took a raw, scratched throat to realize I had eaten an extremely unacceptable amount of pumpkin seeds. That is the moment I realized that I had been SEEDuced. It was the only answer. I never would have eaten that many without some outside force.
At this point, I'm worried about my vitality. If my throat is damaged, how will my stomach handle the consequences? Are you even supposed to swallow the shells? If not, I've made over seven thousand mistakes!
I was scared, alone and confused. I couldn't spin my tires fast enough to find shelter where I could google.
Finally arriving at home, the research began......
Google search engine:
1. How many pumpkin seeds does it take to kill someone? (google assumed I was plotting a murder via pumpkin seeds)
2. Will I die from eating too many pumpkin seeds? (Google laughs)
3. Can eating too many pumpkin seeds be dangerous?
Based on contradicting, but sufficient data, I'm going to make it! In fact, I think I might even evolve into a superhuman species with all of these nutrients!
I just thought I might as well share since I did the research.....
Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds:
1. Magnesium (Heart health)
2. Zinc (Immune support)
3. Omega-3 fats (great for the brain!)
4. Anti-diabetic effects (better than diabetic effects)
5. Tryptophan (good for rest)
6. Anti-inflammatory benefits (good for everything. Inflammation=bad)
7. Helps depression!
8. High in protein! (who doesn't enjoy muscles)
Oh! And yes, the shells are edible (whew, dodged that bullet)
In the end, I guess we all could benefit from being SEEDUCED!