Sunflower seeds are a natural source of Vitamin E, more powerful than any supplement form you can buy. Vitamin E keeps free radicals from oxidizing cholesterol and keeps it from sticking to artery walls which helps prevent clogged arteries, heart attacks and stroke.
Sunflower seeds are also high in magnesium. Magnesium deficiency is linked to eye sight problems, bone loss, heart disease, colon cancer, and even MS.
And sunflower seeds are a good source of selenium â€“ the newest darling in the vitamin world, which important for protecting your cells from cancer.
They are also a very good source of vitamin B1. In addition, sunflower seeds are a good source of manganese, copper, phosphorus, vitamin B5 and folate.
Who would have thought?
They add flavor and crunch to all kinds of salads. Or you can just enjoy a handful.