Vincent Van Gogh loved Sunflowers for a reason and it’s not just their majestic appearance. Sunflower seeds can make a tasty addition to salads or breakfast bowls. They are actually the fruits of the sunflower plant who is made of thousands of little flowers. They are a rich source of vitamin E and Selenium, both strong antioxidants.
These function to protect the body cells from free radicals damage, which plays a role in several chronic diseases. Sunflower seeds may also help lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels as they contain magnesium, protein, linoleic fatty acids and several vital plant compounds. Did you know the sunflower plant in native to North America?