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Food for Life: Health Benefits of Sunflower Seeds

According to a micronutrient research facility, people who ingest seeds and nuts regularly have a lower possibility of having heart ailments or diabetes mellitus.

The health benefits of sunflower seeds are extensively documented by Taoist anti-aging medical practitioner Dr. Mao Shing Ni. He asserts that the seeds should be the diet because of their significant nutritive content.

The seeds contain vitamin E, which can help protect cells against the effects of free radicals and substances that oxidize and harm protein structure and the cell membranes, including DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid).  Vitamin E also helps in the maintenance of blood circulation and production of red blood cells (RBCs). One ounce of sunflower seeds contains 10 milligrams of vitamin E. Fact sheets for dietary supplements indicate this is already 35 percent of the recommended daily requirement of vitamin E.

Other health benefits are attributed to the seeds’ content of  thiamine, a B-vitamin.

This nutrient functions to boost cell catalysts or enzymes that stimulate chemical reactions that cells require to work efficiently.

Adequate levels of thiamine in the body assist in obtaining energy from food and generate the basic units or nucleic acids that comprise human DNA. An average human male requires 1.2 milligrams of  vitamin B1, daily while a female requires 1.1 milligrams. Every ounce of sunflower seeds contains 0.4 milligrams of  vitamin B1…

Read more: Natural News

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