SUPERCHARGING Your Diet with this SUPERFOOD
Our health is one of our greatest investments, therefore, we should do all that we can to maintain good health. In fact, studies have shown that those who live a healthy lifestyle live an average of 10 or more years longer than those that have a poor lifestyle when it comes to our diet.
Each year millions are in the doctor’s office or are hospitalized because of health-related issues due to poor diet. While it is true that some person although living a poor lifestyle live way into their 70s and beyond it is still good to cultivate a healthy lifestyle because the percentage of persons that fall in this group of living an unhealthy lifestyle is small.
Over the years I have seen many people from the young, middle age to the old that have health issues due to poor diet. In fact, I know of a lady whose son is about 12 years of age and weighs about 2oo lbs which aren’t good for this kid.
We will be covering a superfood that is so popular and has gained worldwide attention because of its many benefits. Some may call it bird food but adding this bird food to our diet is so beneficial to our health.
Sunflower seed history
Sunflowers have a very interesting history, this plant originated in North America then travel thousands of miles to Russia and then return many years later back to the place where it all started.
Sunflower seeds are a SUPERFOOD that can SUPERCHARGE your health. The seeds of the sunflower have lived up to its name and have proven to deliver a POWER PACK PUNCH that has been very beneficial to so many people’s health.
Eating sunflower seeds as a snack
Sunflower seeds make a great snack and can be eaten as is added to raisins and nuts for a delicious nutritious blend. I prefer mixing them with raisins and nuts for a taste that is so amazing besides getting the extra vitamins and benefits from these other foods.
Benefits of sunflower seeds
Here are some awesome benefits of the sunflower seed
1. Sunflower seeds are a good source of antioxidants that help the body to get rid of free radicals that can cause cancer.
2. Promotes heart health by reducing the bad cholesterol level which can clog the arteries leading to heart attacks and strokes.
3. Promotes bone health because of its rich source of calcium, magnesium, and copper.
4. Sunflower seeds have a soothing effect on the nerves and can help to keep you calm because of their abundance of magnesium.
5. The rich vitamin e-content in sunflower seeds helps to promote healthy skin.
6. The vitamin e-content along with iron in sunflower seeds is great to promote healthy hair growth.
7. Sunflower seeds are rich in fiber that aids in a good bowel movement.
8. Sunflower seeds help to promote good cholesterol.
9. Sunflower seed oil is rich in Vitamin B1 and B6 that promotes good digestion.
10. Sunflower oil is been shown to help in the fight against rheumatoid arthritis.
11. Sunflower helps to promote the immune system because these seeds are high in zinc.
12. A diet in sunflower seeds helps with the proper function of the thyroid gland.
Vitamins of sunflower seeds
Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, Thiamine, Selenium, Niacin, Zinc, Folate, Dietary fiber.
The final word
Sunflower seeds are so awesome and adding this superfood to your diet can give you the boost that you need. Giving this superfood a try can benefit you in so many ways as you SUPERCHARGE your HEALTH with this SUPERFOOD.
About the author
Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.
13 thoughts on “Benefits OF Sunflower Seeds”
I’ve always wondered what people got out of eating sunflower seeds. I just never really had an interest in it. But after reading your article I now know that it is a superfood and has so many benefits – rich in antioxidants, great for lowering cholesterol, boosting the immune system, rich in vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and iron, and so many other benefits. Truly a superfood.
Thanks for sharing
I love sunflower seeds and this article gives me a reason to eat them more often. I had no idea they were loaded with so many different vitamins.
You talked about sunflower seed oil in its benefits as well and I wondered if you had suggestions on how you could use it. Can you use it in place of vegetable oil and etc for cooking or is it better for a no heating type like mixed in dressing or for seasoning? I have not tried sunflower oil before and would like to.
Hello Christina so good to meet you. Sunflower seeds are so beneficial for us. Using the oil in salads but in modertaion is good. Some research has shown that cooking with this oil is not healthy because of the chemical changes the oil goes through once heated. Hope this helps. Have a good day.
This is some pretty interesting information here. Didn’t realize sunflower seeds are so good for you. Guess I’ll be looking for these next time I go to the grocery store.
Question though. Are the seeds that come in the shell just as nutritious? I’ve had them at ball games and military training, but they seem pretty salty.
Hello Joe so good to meet you and I am so happy that I could help. Sunflower seeds are really great and can benefit us in so many ways . As for the salty ones eat in morderation or eating the unsalted ones with other nuts along with some raisins is even better . Hope this helps, have a good day.
I love sunflower seeds; I eat them almost every day with my muesli for breakfast. I try to give the seeds to my kids, but they only like them when they are a bit heated on the stove. I’ve read somewhere that the seeds release a toxic when they are heated. Do you know something about this?
Thank you for this useful post!
Hello Daniella so good to see you, sunflower seeds are really great. Now as for heating them, flaxseeds have been said to release toxins when heated but as for sunflower seeds I have never heard of it releasing toxins when heated but it is always good to play it safe so instead of heating them I would mix them with other nuts and include a few raisins for and amazing taste. Hope this helps and a Merry Christmas to both you and your love ones. Have a wonderful day.
Thanks for sharing the benefits of eating sunflower seeds! I often overlook this seed when shopping because I don’t like to eat them raw or by themselves (a taste preference, I guess). I would like to incorporate them more into my diet, however, and your post has inspired me to try making some granola or trail mix with them soon. Have you tried sunflower butter? It’s super creamy and delicious and I love it on toast. Thanks for your article!
Hello Ciara so nice to meet you. Sunflower seeds has so much benefit and is good for us. Granola and trail mix is also a good choice just consume them in moderation. Thanks for commenting and wishing you the best of success. Have a good day.
I never knew sunflower seeds had so many health benefits. I guess those seeds I have been eating for so long are helping my health. I do have one question though. If I wanted to hone in on the fact that they are rich in vitamin E, how much would I have to eat to beneift from the vitamin E?
Hello Shannon so nice to meet you. Sunflower seeds are really great and can benefit us in so many ways. When it comes to daily servings however this factor depends on activity level and age for the most part but I would say a fear daily serving can be about 1-ounce. Hope this helps all the best to you and have a good day.
A lot of interesting information. Before, I did not realize that sunflower has such an impact on our health. I was looking for information on this subject because I eat sunflower 3 times a day and I was afraid it was too much. Fortunately, your entry dispelled my doubts. I have a question you tried cake with sunflower? Because I would like to try.
Hello Michael so nice to meet you. Sunflower seeds have so many benefits. These small seed do offer a whole lot. I have tried sunflower seeds with mix nuts and raisins as for cakes that would be a first . Giving it a try would not be bad as long as the cake has other ingredients that is of benefit to your help. Have a good day and please let me know how it goes.