Sunflower seeds can be considered as a natural supplement of beneficial elements for the health of our organism. They contain B vitamins, and vitamin E, and can be a healthy hunger breaker snack, for both adults and children.
Sunflower seeds are distinguished by their magnesium and copper content making them a food considered beneficial for maintaining bone health. They contain vitamins of the group B, and vitamin E, which is able to perform an antioxidant function and protect the cells of our body from aging. The vitamin E contained in them has been identified as an element capable of protecting the lungs from oxidative stress. Sunflower seeds are indicated to ensure good functioning of the intestine and to prevent respiratory diseases. They also have a content of magnesium and potassium that should not be underestimated. Among the mineral salts contained in sunflower seeds, we find the presence of iron and zinc, as well as phosphorus. The consumption of sunflower seed is considered useful for cancer prevention, with particular reference to their selenium content.
Also very present fatty acids are considered essential, among which we find folic acid, particularly recommended in pregnancy for the correct development of the unborn child, and linoleic acid, used by our body for the formation of omega 3 fatty acids, believed to be very useful for protecting the heart. Sunflower seeds have a vitamin E content that would help alleviate the pain caused by arthritis. They are believed benefits for both the heart and the circulatory system, as they would be able to prevent LDL cholesterol from accumulating on the walls of the arteries, thus avoiding problems as serious as heart attacks. Furthermore, in their nutritional properties they are exalted for their rich content of antioxidants making them effective in alleviating various inflammatory conditions from which our body may be interested, among which it is possible to identify joint pain, ulcers, rashes and asthma. It is still thanks to the magnesium present in them that sunflower seeds are considered a beneficial food as they are precious for restoring a state of calm, as they relax the nerves, contributing to avoid stress and migraines, as well as promoting general relaxation.