Sunflower Seed Power
Published on November 5, 2015
Last updated February 16, 2021
Did you know that sunflower seeds are one of the highest natural sources of vitamin E? Vitamin E supports skin health and helps protect against free-radical damage. As a good source of healthy fats, they also help hydrate your skin and give it a natural glow.
To get these benefits, simply add a ¼ of cup of sunflower seeds to your day. It will provide you with the recommended daily dose of vitamin E, along with 6 grams of protein, healthy fats and extra minerals like magnesium.
Start your morning with some grain-free granola and yogurt. Our favorite version is a blend of sunflower seeds, pecans, almonds, hemp seeds and a dash of cinnamon.
Add a scoop or two of sunflower seed butter to your oatmeal. Look for jars without added hydrogenated fats, sugars or thickening agents—or make your own.
If you prefer a sweeter delivery method, make these quick and healthy cookies, starring sunflower seeds and jam.
Storage tip: Because these potent kernels contain oodles of unsaturated fat, they can easily go rancid. Keep them fresh by storing them in a tightly sealed container in your fridge or freezer.
Stick to these tips and you’ll keep your summer glow even as the leaves begin to change.