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Sunflower Seeds?

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bubble



Joined: 12 May 2008
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:28 pm Post subject: Sunflower Seeds? Reply with quote

My new favorite snack food is sunflower seeds, but I know very little about them. I have always assumed that seeds are good for you, but to be honest, I am not really sure about any nutritional content a handful of these may have.

Does anyone else have any idea?
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Dean Tornabene



Joined: 04 Sep 2008
Posts: 55

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:37 pm Post subject: sunflower seeds Reply with quote

bubble. sunflower seeds are low in cholesterol and sodium and are rich in fiber, minerals (especially magnesium) and vitamin E. In addition, sunflower seeds are calorie dense and have a very low glycemic index which make them a perfect food for weight loss!
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Tigger



Joined: 10 Jan 2009
Posts: 110

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:57 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

I love sunflower seeds. They are very good for weight loss, too.
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antkmom



Joined: 20 Jan 2009
Posts: 54

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:09 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

bubble, thanks for starting this link. I also love sunflower seeds and would never have thought about them as a snack for weight loss.
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Lorianna



Joined: 02 Jan 2009
Posts: 33

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:34 am Post subject: Reply with quote

I also happen to love sunflower seeds! Smile For weight loss, I would advise to try to find them unsalted. This can be hard to do since most places insist on selling the salted version, but salt contributes to weight gain.
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Mork



Joined: 25 Jan 2009
Posts: 28

PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:39 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to eat sun flower seeds as a low calorie snack. They are kind of bland but they do have value as far as keeping weight down
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giay



Joined: 21 Feb 2009
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:12 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

I like sunflower seeds too! Other than its a healthy food, its very challenging to eat especially with the husks on Smile do you also like them with the husks or you prefer the ready to eat kernels only?
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