Sunflower seeds - this is an excellent source of vitamin E, which is the main fat-soluble antioxidant in the human body. Vitamin E travels throughout the body, neutralizing free radicals, which can damage the formation and fat-containing molecules such as cell membranes of brain cells and cholesterol.

Of all seeds, sunflower seeds have one of the highest rates of total phytosterols. Phytosterols - a compound found in plants, which in its chemical structure very similar to cholesterol. It is believed that a sufficient amount of phytosterols in the diet contributes to lower blood cholesterol, improve immune response and reduces the risk of certain cancers.

Sunflower seeds are also a good source of magnesium. Numerous studies have shown that magnesium helps reduce the severity of asthma, lower high blood pressure and to prevent migraine, as well as reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.



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