Sunflower seeds make for a wonderful snack and they can be enjoyed just like your regular bowl of roasted peanuts. These seeds are an excellent source of vitamins B5, B1 and E. They are also rich in magnesium, manganese, copper, trytophan, selenium, phosphorous and folate.
A 36-gram serving of sunflower seeds will provide your body with more than 90% of the recommended daily value of vitamin E that your body needs. Vitamin E serves as a fat-soluble antioxidant, which promotes cardiovascular health and is also anti-inflammatory. Thus, sunflower seeds help lower the risks of heart problems and stroke, while lowering your cholesterol level at the same time.
Meanwhile, the magnesium content of sunflower assists in reducing asthma attacks, prevents migraines and stabilizes blood pressure. Finally, the trace mineral selenium helps prevent the risks of certain cancers and helps detoxify the body.
You can consume sunflower seeds as is, sprinkle it on your breakfast cereal, or use it as garnish on salad on your favorite salad recipe just before serving.