Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds contain proteins, fats, amino acids, vitamins E and C, carotene and B vitamins. Vitamin D in sunflower seeds is more valuable than in cod liver oil. 100 g of seeds contains 311 mg of magnesium – 6 times more than in rye bread. 50-60 g of seeds are equivalent to 25-30 g of sunflower oil and fully satisfy the body’s needs for unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E. Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E. Vitamin E neutralizes free radicals that can damage cell structure and fat molecules. Vitamin E has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, helping to reduce the symptoms of asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. This vitamin also helps reduce the risk of colon cancer, the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases, relieves the symptoms of menopause, and also reduces the occurrence of diabetes complications.

These seeds contain vitamin A, which is good for eyesight and keeping the skin youthful. B vitamins help us fight dandruff and acne, help protect against depression and insomnia. Vitamin D promotes better absorption of calcium to keep our bones strong. Phytosterols in the seeds lower bad cholesterol in the blood, strengthen the immune system, and reduce the risk of certain cancers.

Those seeds can help prevent atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, cardiovascular system diseases, and also improve the functioning of the liver and bile ducts. About 20% of sunflower seed protein is made up of amino acids. They contain a very useful amino acid – tryptophan. This amino acid is synthesized into the happiness hormone serotonin and the sleep hormone melatonin. Additional intake of tryptophan helps reduce nervous tension, improves mood, and normalizes sleep.

Due to the high content of vitamins and minerals, sunflower seeds provide health and beauty to your hair, skin and nails.

Doctors and nutritionists say that it is good to eat sprouted seeds because they contain many biologically active substances and vitamins that help strengthen the body’s defenses and prevent diseases of the nervous and endocrine systems, the heart, lungs, stomach and other vital organs. Omegaful crackers use both sprouted and unsprouted sunflower seeds, although most of the seeds are sprouted.

The following crackers contain sunflower seeds: