Sunflower seeds are not only a great seed to snack on, but they are also filling and nutritious.
Food to Live carries both conventional and organic sunflower seeds. But what’s so great about these tiny seeds?
Provides Vitamin E
Sunflower seeds are a tasty source of Vitamin E, which can improve your cardiovascular health and is also an antioxidant, meaning that it contains cancer fighting substances. Vitamin E also reduces inflammation, which aids sufferers of arthritis or anyone who has pain due to inflammation. Those with heart problems or risk factors should eat foods rich in vitamin E as well because it reduces the risk of having a heart attack.
Sunflower seeds contain phytosterols, which decrease blood levels of cholesterol. Phytosterols also reduce your risk of certain cancers. Furthermore, phytosterols have been so beneficial that they have been extracted from their sources and added to butter replacement spreads.
Good Source of Magnesium
Sunflower seeds contain quite a bit of magnesium, which has numerous health benefits including lowering high blood pressure, reducing migraine headaches, relieving asthma, and decreasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. It is also important for strong bones and helps give you energy, so sunflower seeds make a great snack when you’re feeling fatigued.
Sunflower seeds have been cultivated and utilized by Native Americans for thousands of years. You can eat them plain as a healthy snack with salt or other spices. Or you can roast sunflower seeds, put them on salads, add them to a stir fry.
However you choose to enjoy your sunflower seeds, they’re more than meets the eye when it comes to health benefits. And when you order your sunflower seeds online from Food to Live, you can stock up and save yourself a trip to the grocery store or health food store!