The benefits of sunflower seeds
Sunflower seeds are an extremely healthy food product. They are very high in calories: their energy value is 578 kcal per 100 grams. But the usefulness of the product is determined not so much by the calorie content as by the content of nutrients in it. Sunflower seeds are just a storehouse of proteins necessary for a person (20.7 g per 100 g of product), vegetable fats (52.9 g per 100 g of product). But there are very few carbohydrates in them: 3.4 g per 100 g. In addition to the fact that the seeds are very nutritious, they are also well digestible and very tasty.
Unique chemical composition of seeds
Sunflower seeds contain a unique set of vitamins: provitamin A (beta-carotene), which is necessary for cell growth and slowing down aging, a complex of vitamins: A, B1, B2, B5, B6, B9, C, D, E. There is more vitamin D in seeds than in cod liver, and potassium than in bananas. Seeds are rich in minerals. They contain potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, molybdenum, cobalt, manganese, selenium, silicon, iodine, chromium, fluorine, phosphorus, and sodium.
Sunflower seeds are rich in essential amino acids required for normal fat metabolism, as well as unsaturated fatty acids needed for the circulatory and cardiovascular systems. When eaten, seeds normalize the activity of the gastrointestinal tract, gently cleanse the intestines, lower the level of "bad" cholesterol in the blood. It is useful for teenagers to use seeds because they improve the condition of hair and skin, which is especially important during the period of hormonal changes. For older people, sunflower seeds are a source of antioxidant vitamin E, which prevents the development of atherosclerosis.
Is there any harm from sunflower seeds
Everyone loves sunflower seeds, however, due to the high calorie content of the product, they should not be too carried away by those who are prone to rapid weight gain. It is not recommended to eat them for stomach diseases, especially in acute form. "Gnawing" seeds with teeth is not useful for tooth enamel.
If you use sunflower seeds in moderation, do not peel them off with your teeth - they will not harm anyone. But the main thing is to get only health benefits from seeds - you need to buy only high-quality, certified products. The entire assortment of Skovorodkino sunflower seeds belongs to exactly this category of products.