Sunflower Seed Butter For Not-So-Sunny Days

Posted on January 11, 2012 by nichole There have been 0 comments

The month of January can often be gloomy, cold, dark and long. During this time it's more important than ever to eat vibrant and healthy foods that give you energy rather than take away your energy.

Here are 6 reasons why sunflower seeds are a perfectly healthy option to prevent the winter blues:

HIGH IN PROTEIN AND FIBER

Just one ounce of sunflower seeds contain almost 5 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber, making them a completely satisfying snack.

GREAT SOURCE OF VITAMIN E

One ounce of sunflower seeds provide 65% of Vitamin E which is essential to heart health, lower cholesterol levels and mental acuity.

GOOD SOURCE OF B VITAMINS AND FOLATE

They're a great source of B vitamins and folate which are key components in digestion and preventing heart disease.

PHYTOCHEMICALS

Phytochemicals protect the sunflower seed from environmental damage. When we consume these plant substances they protect our bodies as well. Lignan is one particular phytoestrogen found in sunflower seeds that protects against certain cancers such as breast, prostate and ovarian.

PHENOLIC ACIDS

Other plant substances that protect both the plant and our bodies are phenolic acids which contribute to anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and immune-enhancing benefits.

ARGININE

Sunflower seeds are rich in the amino acid arginine. Some of its primary roles are to boost immune function, heal wounds and help the release of hormones.

Have you tried our Sunflower Butter Banana Truffle? It's a delicious bite size snack that is power packed with nutrient-dense sunflower seeds, which we grind into sunflower seed butter. Combined with super antioxidant 70% dark chocolate and pre-biotic rich bananas, you will be left feeling alive and energized after eating this tasty treat.

This week, to celebrate this wholesome seed we are offering a 6-piece box of sunflower butter banana truffles for only $9 (while supplies last!)


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