Sunflower seeds are the fruits extracted from the head of a sunflower plant. The plant is majorly cultivated for two reasons; the one cultivated for human consumption and the other cultivated for the extraction of its oil. The edible sunflower seeds are enclosed in black and white hulls while the other type is enclosed in a black shell.
The nutrients found in sunflower seeds are Protein, Fats (saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated), Carbs, Fiber, Vitamins (E and B6), Niacin, Folate, Manganese, Magnesium, Copper, Selenium, Iron, Zinc
Some Health Benefits
Detoxification of the body:
Sunflower seeds may help in removing germs and bacteria from the cell. They may also help in flushing out toxins from the body.
Blood Sugar Regulator:
Protein, Vitamins, and Magnesium content in sunflower seeds may help in reducing the cholesterol in the body, lower blood pressure and as well as blood sugar level.
Proteins, fats, and carbs content in the food we consume are broken down into energy through the help of the thiamine content extracted from one of the vitamins in sunflower seeds. It may also help in building up the muscle.
Studies have shown that eating sunflower seeds more than five times a week may help in reducing inflammation levels. This has been linked to the reduction in the risk for chronic diseases.
The abundance of Vitamin E content in Sunflower seeds may help in increasing the flow of blood in the body, this, in turn, may help to increase the level of oxygen supply in the body and prevents aging signs from showing.
Sunflower seeds have many health benefits, it is also advisable to consume in moderate quantity because of the cadmium content. Cadmium is a heavy metal that may be harmful to the kidneys if consumed in higher amounts.
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