Sunflower seeds benefit us nutritionally in several ways. Research suggests that they are rich in phytochemicals that are cancer protective and heart disease protective. They also contain the phytochemicals choline, lignan, and betaine, as well as the amino acid arginine.
Sunflower seeds make a tasty snack but are sunflower seeds good for you? Absolutely! Sunflower seeds are chock full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein. They also contain trace amounts of vitamin E, selenium, copper, folate, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, and B vitamins.
We’ve only discussed three kinds of seeds here. There are many more you can incorporate into your diet. Seeds are more than just a garnish or snack between meals. Their nutritional content shows that they are important members of the food pyramid that we need to stay healthy.
Easy ways to incorporate sunflower seeds into your diet are to let them replace croutons in salad, crush them and coat fish with them, or add them to a stir fry. Of course you can roast sunflower seeds and add a bit of salt, and most seeds make a welcome addition to trail mix.