Who doesn’t want to be healthy? Still, most people are too lazy to know about health, nutrition, and self-care. If you are in the same category, this article is for you.
In this article, we will talk about sunflower seeds, their nutritional value and how and when to eat them.
Sunflower is a fairly popular flower. Sunflower is grown in two types of crops, one for extracting oil while the other for harvesting sunflower seeds.
Technically, the seeds of Sunflower as its fruits. And a single sunflower can have as many as 2000 seeds. Each seed is enclosed in a black and white striped shell.
Roasting and Eating Sunflower seeds
It’s not a delight to each sunflower seed as it is. In its raw form, the seed has a flavor of dry nuts but it can be roasted to enhance the flavor. Here is a simple guide on how to roast the sunflower seeds with shells.
Why are Sunflower seeds so good for you?
According to HealthLine, sunflower seeds have a significant amount of fiber, 8.6% to be exact. Fibers should be an important part of our daily diet plan as some of the food needs to remain undigested in the stomach which is used to feed the friendly bacteria and other organisms in the large intestine.
The normal intake of fibers each day is 25gm for women and 38gm for men. A few sunflower seeds intake will keep this requirement fulfilled.
One ounce (28 grams) of sunflower seeds provides around 37% vitamin E, 32% selenium, and 10% zinc of daily dietary allowance and an additional 5.4 grams of protein. You can learn more about its nutritional value here.
Vitamin E is essential for skin and hair and only an ounce of sunflower seeds intake will boost vitamin E levels in your body making your skin and hair healthier and shinier than ever.
If you are a fatty liver patient, taking sunflower seeds in your daily diet will protect the liver from further damage.
Zinc is essential for the health of the human reproductive system. Its regular intake will keep a person healthy and vital.
To Sum up
Regardless of whether you are a male or a female of any age-group, adding sunflower seeds to your regular diet routine will have drastic effects on your overall health, especially the skin and hair.
While there are benefits, you should make sure that you are not taking too much of the seed. The excess of high nutritional food can have adverse effects on the human body.
Some people are also allergic to nuts and seeds. They should consult a doctor before adding anything in their regular diet.