Sunflower Seeds


Sunflower Seeds Health Benefits:
Heart diseases | Anti-inflammatory | High Cholesterol | Muscles and Bones | Detoxification | Cancer | Brain | Antioxidants | Thyroid | Osteoporosis |
Sunflower Seeds Nutrition Facts: 
Serving size: 100 g

Nutrients Amount
Energy 2,445 kJ (584 kcal)
Water 4.73 g
Carbohydrates 20 g
Sugars 2.62 g
Dietary fiber 8.6 g
Fat 51.46 g
Saturated 4.455 g
Monounsaturated 18.528 g
Polyunsaturated 23.137 g
Protein 20.78 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) 1.48 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.355 mg
Niacin (B3) 8.335 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 1.13 mg
Vitamin B6 1.345 mg
Folate (B9) 227 μg
Choline 55.1 mg
Vitamin C 1.4 mg
Vitamin E 35.17 mg
Minerals
Calcium 78 mg
Iron 5.25 mg
Magnesium 325 mg
Manganese 1.95 mg
Phosphorus 660 mg
Potassium 645 mg
Sodium 9 mg
Zinc 5 mg

Source: USDA Nutrient Database No. 28
Sunflower Seeds Benefits:
Antioxidants:
Sunflower seeds contain many health-promoting polyphenolic compounds like chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid and quinic acids. These antioxidants remove residual toxic free radicals present in the body. Moreover, chlorogenic acids help regulate blood sugar levels by controlling glycogen breakdown in the liver. Vitamin E present in sunflower seeds reduces inflammation in the body, thereby reducing risk of several diseases like Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
 
Thyroid function:
Sunflower seeds contain high levels of the mineral, selenium. A deficiency of this mineral is responsible for hypo and hyperthyroidism in many women. Thyroid gland is a very important organ in the body and is responsible for controlling the metabolism, body temperature, heart rate etc. Selenium present in the seeds helps to control all the thyroid disorders naturally.

Osteoporosis:
Sunflower seeds are a good source of magnesium, that plays a vital role in maintaining good bone health. Magnesium helps in balancing the calcium/magnesium levels in the body, regulates blood pressure and improves the heart health. Magnesium keeps the skeletal structure of the body healthy and presents the onset of diseases like osteoporosis.