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#Sunflower #seeds are also a good source of selenium, a trace mineral that is of fundamental importance to human health. Selenium has been shown to induce #DNA repair and synthesis in damaged cells, to inhibit the proliferation of #cancer cells, and to induce their apoptosis, the self-destruct sequence the #body uses to eliminate worn out or abnormal cells.
In addition, selenium is incorporated at the active site of many proteins, including glutathione peroxidase, which is particularly important for cancer protection. One of the body's most powerful antioxidant enzymes, glutathione peroxidase is used in the #liver to #detoxify a wide range of potentially harmful molecules.
Sunflower seeds are a good source of magnesium. Numerous studies have demonstrated that #magnesium helps reduce the severity of asthma, lower high blood pressure, and prevent migraine headaches, as well as reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Magnesium counterbalances calcium, thus helping to regulate nerve and muscle tone. By blocking calcium's entry, magnesium keeps our nerves (and the blood vessels and muscles they ennervate) relaxed.
Phytosterols are compounds found in plants that have a chemical structure very similar to cholesterol and are believed to reduce blood levels of cholesterol, enhance the immune response and decrease risk of certain cancers.
Phytosterols beneficial effects are so dramatic that they have been extracted from soybean, corn, and pine tree oil and added to processed foods, such as "butter"-replacement spreads, which are then touted as cholesterol-lowering "foods." But why settle for an imitation "butter" when Mother Nature's nuts and #seeds are a naturally rich source of phytosterols. In a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers published the amounts of phytosterols present in nuts and seeds commonly eaten in the United States. #Sunflowerseeds and #pistachios were richest in phytosterols (270-289 mg/100 g), Source: whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=57
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