Whether they’re in trail mix, a salad, bread, or on their own, sunflower seeds are tiny but packed full of a variety of health benefits.
🌻 They’re very high in vitamin E and selenium, which act as antioxidants for your body to protect its cells.
🌻 The combination of flavonoids and plant compounds in sunflower seeds may help reduce inflammation.
🌻 An unsaturated fatty acid called linoleic acid found in the seeds can help relax blood vessels, which can lead to lower blood pressure. A study has even found that sunflower seeds may help decrease “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
🌻 Sunflower seeds can help reduce blood sugar spikes from carbs because of their protein and fat content.
🌻 Zinc, omega-6 fatty acids, and calcium found in sunflower seeds promote healthy skin and bones.