Sunflower Seed

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Sunflower seeds are very tasty and soft to eat. Sunflower seeds are a great source of the B vitamin folate, which is particularly very important for pregnant women and for people with heart disease. They are also rich in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory elements.

1 ounce (28 gm.) of sunflower seeds contains:

  • Calories: 164
  • Fiber: 2.4 grams
  • Protein: 5.8 grams
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.2 grams
  • Omega-6 fats: 6.4 grams
  • Vitamin E: 47% of the RDI(Recommended Daily Intake)
  • Manganese: 27% of the RDI(Recommended Daily Intake)
  • Magnesium: 23% of the RDI(Recommended Daily Intake)

Health benefits OF Sunflower Seed

  • Few studies have shown that consuming sunflower seeds more than five times per week was associated with reduced levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) which is a key chemical involved in inflammation. Sunflower seeds help to reduce inflammation. This seed is very good for middle-aged people.
  • Sunflower seeds contain high levels of both monounsaturated and omega-6 fats, which may help to reduce cholesterol levels.
  • An observational study stated that women should consume 30 grams of sunflower seeds as a part of a healthy diet every day for three weeks. The sunflower seeds reduce triglycerides in the blood, cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.
  • Sunflower seed is very important for pregnant women and people with heart disease.
  • It can boost your mind. It helps to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, dementia and bipolar disorder.
  • Sunflower seeds are good for pregnant women because it helps to relax the mind and reduce stress.

How to eat sunflower seeds:

  • Sunflowers seeds can be eaten raw as it is very tasty. You can roast it and then eat too.
  • It can be used in salads and desserts too.

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