Sunflower seeds: Sparkle and shine!

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Rich in Vitamin-B Complex, thiamine and niacine, sunflower seeds are packed with many health benefits.

Sunflower plant loves sun and grows well in sunny climate. No matter where you plant them, the big yellow flower always faces the sun. And they can make you sparkle and shine.

This oilseed crop, originated in Mexico, is common in India. Its seeds are eaten and oil used in cooking food. In Myanmar, sunflower seeds are sold in attractive packs. Rich in Vitamin-B Complex, thiamine and niacine, the seeds are packed with many health benefits.

1 Treats anaemia: The high iron content in the kernel of the seeds helps to prevent and treat anaemia.
Boost energy: An excellent source of protein, fat and other nutrients, sunflower kernels treat fatique and listlessness.

2 Controls cholesterol level: Regular intake of the oilseeds can keep a check on cholesterol level as it contains linoleic acid which reduces cholesterol deposits on the walls of arteries.

3 Good for skin: Sunflower seeds are a rich source of thiamine and niacine. Daily intake of the skin can make your skin glow, strengthen the nerves and brain.

4 Treats cold and cough: A glass of warm milk with crushed seeds added to it helps to treat common cold, flu, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases.

5 Balances nutrients in food: Rich in potassium and magnesium, it helps to maintain sodium and calcium in the diet and protects nervous tissues and the heart muscles.

Add sunflower seed kernels in your food and diet and enjoy its benefits.