Seeds are a valuable food product, rich in vegetable fat and, consequently, fat-soluble vitamins, which lacks every third inhabitant of our country.
Despite its small size, sunflower seeds have a surprisingly long list of useful properties for the body. Use sunflower seeds have long been known. For centuries, sunflower seeds were used as an herbal remedy, a health-promoting, due to the content of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
To all the seeds have excellent "psychotherapeutic" effect. Seeds help get rid of Smoking, psychologists say that the process of "nibbling" sunflower seeds can suppress the cravings for a cigarette. Sunflower seeds – an excellent antidepressant. At the time of anxiety and stress it seeds, again according to some psychologists, can distract us from oppressive problems.
Sunflower seeds — rich source of vitamin E, a strong antioxidant that plays an important role in the health of the mucous membranes and skin by protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals. 30 grams of peeled sunflower seeds contains 11 milligrams of vitamin E, which is 110 percent of the recommended daily value.
A too great consumption of sunflower seeds can be harmful to health. Immoderate eating sunflower seeds can lead to high calorie consumption. 1/2 Cup of sunflower seeds contains 375 calories.
Salted sunflower seeds contain large amounts of sodium, which can lead to high blood pressure and even heart disease. Flipping a large number of sunflower seeds can damage teeth over time. Avoid eating fried sunflower seeds, roasting kills most of the nutrients.