When talking about sunflower (sunflower seeds), many have an association of sunflower oil that is recommended to be replaced by olive oil because of a number of better qualities. Namely, what is placed on a bad side of sunflower oil are omega-6 fatty acids.
Specifically, these fatty acids are only healthy if they are in the correct ratio of omega 3 fatty acids. Nutritionists say the perfect ratio is 2: 1 for omega-6. However, the average diet contains up to 20 times more omega-6 fatty acids, which is the basis for the emergence of a number of diseases, such as mental illness, inflammatory processes, increased risk of bleeding, etc. Continue reading