Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Foods with Benefits: Sunflower Seeds

  • they are rich in Vitamin E, which is an anti-oxidant helping to neutralize free radicals
  • plays a role in preventing heart disease
  • they contain selenium which helps against cancer
  • they contain magnesium which is good for the nerves in that it helps to relax them, thereby reducing blood pressure, muscle tension & migraines.
  • the anti-inflammatory effects of Vit. E helps to reduce symptoms of asthma, osteoarthritis & rheumatoid arthritis.
I sprinkle whole sunflower seeds over muesli, coleslaw and salads (where they add a delightful little crunch), and I often add them to baked goods as well.

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