Benefits of Sunflower Seeds
Immunity boosting effects of sunflower seeds are due to the presence of vitamin E, zinc and selenium in them.
The fibre content of sunflower seeds decreases levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood.
Sunflower seeds are rich in oleic and linoleic acid and low in saturated fats and sodium.
Reduces risk of Cancer
Beta-sitosterol, a phytosterol present in sunflower seeds helps to prevent breast cancer.
Management of Diabetes
Sunflower seeds are useful in reducing blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Boosts function of Brain
Sunflower seeds contain vitamin B6. It improves mood and concentration and enhances memory.
Helps in Weight Loss
Sunflower seeds are rich in proteins and fibre.This helps in reduction of weight.
A Powerhouse of Energy
Sunflower seeds are a good source of thiamine ( vitamin B1 ). Thiamine helps to breakdown carbohydrates, proteins and fats present in our food into energy.
Helps in Treatment of Anaemia
Sunflower seeds are a good source of iron.
Good for our Skin
Consuming sunflower seeds keep our skin glowing. Antibacterial and antifungal activity of these seeds also prevents infections, thus keeping our skin clear.
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