Sunflower Seeds

These should be considered a ‘super seed’; they have it all, protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Sunflower seeds are low in saturated fat, and contain a healthy combination of Omega 3, 6 & 9 essential fatty acids, crucial to the diet as the body cannot produce them itself – that’s why they’re called ‘essential’. These ‘good fats’ are vital for cell maintenance and helping to regulate blood clotting, blood pressure, immune function and reproduction – all the birds and the bees stuff!

Sunflowers seeds are one of the best whole food sources of vitamin E, an antioxidant that mops up harmful free radicals, protecting our cells and cell membranes from damage and reducing our risk of serious diseases such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

If that’s not enough for one little seed, they are also high in folic acid, selenium, iron and zinc, which are all essential for a healthy happy body.

10 Reasons to Eat Sunflower Seeds

Sunflowers grow quickly, maturing 90 and 100 days from the time they are planted. The flower part follows the sun. It may face a different direction for each part of the day. Each sunflower produces between 800 and 2,000 seeds. The number of seeds depends on how big the sunflower is.

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