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Health Benefits - Vitamins and Minerals in Sunflower Seeds



Harvested from tall sunflowers, the seeds can be eaten raw, roasted, or used for flavor and texture in a variety of meals. Today, they're often eaten as a healthy snack between meals, providing an energy boost in a convenient package. Despite this, many people are unfamiliar with the benefits of eating sunflower seeds. In this article, you'll learn how the seeds are a powerful source of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Plus, we'll explain how sunflowers seeds can even have a mild relaxing effect on your brain.

Health Benefits of Sunflower Seeds
  • Sunflower seeds also contain good amount of magnesium. Magnesium helps to prevent asthma, lower high blood pressure, and prevent migraine headaches.
  • Sunflower seeds offer a very good amount of magnesium as well. This helps to lower blood pressure, relieve headaches and migraines, and lessen the severity of asthma
  • The vitamin E in sunflower seeds also helps to protect against heart disease. It does this by protecting the arterial walls and the heart against cholesterol-related damage.
  • Dietary fiber in sunflower seeds controls cholesterol levels and blood glucose levels and also promotes good digestion.
  • Sunflower seeds also contain Zinc which is beneficial for keeping our immune system strong.
Amount
  • One ounce of sunflower seed kernels, dry-roasted without salt contains  3.1 grams of dietary fiber.
Protein  -   5.48 grams

Calories   165

Minerals Contained

  • Potassium - 241 mg
  • Phosphorus - 327 mg
  • Calcium - 20 mg
  • Magnesium - 37 mg
  • Iron - 1.08 mg
  • Sodium - 1 mg
  • Manganese - 0.598 mg
  • Zinc - 1.5 mg
  • Copper - 0.519 mg
  • Selenium - 22.5 mcg
  • Also contains trace amounts of other minerals.
Vitamins Contained
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine) - 0.03 mg
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - 0.07 mg
  • Niacin - 1.996 mg
  • Pantothenic Acid - 1.996 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.228 mg
  • Folate - 67 mcg
  • Vitamin A - 3 IU
  • Vitamin E - 7.4 mg
  • Vitamin K - 0.8 mcg
  • Contains some other vitamins in small amounts. 

3 comments:

shakira queen said...

I really like sunflowers, the brightest yellow flowers. Do you know that sunflower is good for your health too? How? You might be thinking the same. Actually sunflower seeds are really beneficial for our health. Yes, if you want to know more about this you can read the benefits of sunflower seeds here. This will make you sure that how beneficial sunflower is for your health.

Smith said...

I was looking for this kind of information that I received from here..

Bish Enterprises said...

Looks great! this is nice and this article is very helpful
thanks for sharing

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