Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint,
and the soil and sky as canvas.
- Elizabeth Murray
The sunflower, where to begin?
Sunflower seeds are a great source of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is one of our bodys main fat-soluble anti-oxidants and is important in the fight against asthma and arthritis. It is also believed that Vitamin E can help reduce the risk of colon cancer, protect against diabetic complications and is able to decrease the severity and frequency of hot flashes for women in their menopausal years.
It gets even better though Vitamin E also plays a significant role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Just a quarter cup of sunflower seeds has nearly 90% of your daily Vitamin E.
They are also a good source of Magnesium which helps lower blood pressure and ease migraine headaches. It is also necessary for healthy bones and energy production.
All this from such a little seed.