Pumpkin Seed Oil

Over the last few years, natural oils have taken the health community by storm. Many of these concentrated oils have real benefits when combined with a healthy lifestyle. Using essential oils can also help your bladder by easing the symptoms of incontinence. Since two out every three women will experience some form of incontinence as they move from pregnancy to menopause, using nutritious rich oils can provide real benefits. One of these essential oils is a clear standout when it comes to your bladder. 

Pumpkin seed oil can provide an extra boost to your bladder and it’s a good idea to incorporate it into your routine with your doctor’s other recommendations. This concentrated oil helps strengthen the muscles that support and keep your bladder in place. When the bladder is supported, the constant urge to go decreases and urine won’t leak out when you cough, laugh or sneeze. Here are two easy recipes that will help you get super food into your diet.

Pumpkin Seed Oil Dressing
3 Tbsp. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Tbsp.  Pumpkin Seed Oil
1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp. Apple Cider vinegar
½ tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions: In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together. Pour over your favourite fall salads. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to one week.

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins 
2 ½ oz. Pumpkin Seed Oil
3 Eggs
1 cup Yogurt
½ cup Sugar
2 tsp. Baking Powder
¾ cup Flour
½ cup Dark Chocolate (chopped into bits)
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (to sprinkle on top)

Separate egg whites and egg yolks. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Mix in the egg yolks. Add the oil, flour, baking powder and chocolate chips. Pour into muffins tines and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds when cool.

~Allan Centre