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sunflower seeds nutritional value

Sunflower seeds

sunflower seedsWhen 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