Sunflower seeds are rich in the B complex vitamins, which are essential for a healthy nervous system, and are a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, protein and vitamin E. They also contain trace minerals, zinc, manganese, copper, chromium and carotene as well as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids – types of ‘good’ fat that may help to protect the arteries. A good natural source of zinc, sunflower seeds are also popular immune boosters!
Back to sunflower seeds… They may also help protect against heart disease while their vitamin B can help in the fight against stress! High in protein and low in carbohydrates, sunflower seeds make the ideal pick-me-up tasty snack. Sprinkle them over your oats or make your own homemade sunflower seed butter. It’s so easy to make, so healthy and oh so delicious!
Fun fact: toasting your seeds helps to make the zinc and iron in them more absorbable! 💪 Remember to always eat foods rich in vitamin C while you’re eating high-iron foods to increase your body’s absorption.