Eat seeds in food humanity began in prehistoric times. But the most popular in our seeds – sunflower and pumpkin – have appeared in the European diet relatively recently. The level of calories in sunflower seeds is high. On the content of useful substances seeds to eat much more profitable than sunflower oil, since most of the vitamin dissolves in the process of oil production. In addition, the manufacture of refined oils are used, frozen ways in which it is purified by a chemical solvent, saturated with oil and then artificially vitamins. From such a use of the product is minimal.
Calories in sunflower seeds
|sunflower seeds||578 kcal||20,7 g||52,9 g||3,4 g|
|pumpkin seeds||556 kcal||24,5 g||45,8 g||4,7 g|
Useful properties of sunflower seeds
Sunflower – It perfectly balanced set of useful vitamins and minerals. Tannins, vitamins A, D and E, polyunsaturated fatty acids, amino acids, as well as all the useful B-vitamins and trace elements – all this makes sunflower seeds actually therapeutic dietary supplement.
If you often eat raw seeds, improve skin and hair, normalizes digestion and nervous system.
In spite of the high calories in sunflower seeds and their beneficial effect on the body can not be underestimated. The biological value of seeds is higher than that of meat, eggs and other proteins, as they are digested more easily.
In the course of medical observation, it was found that 30-40 grams of raw sunflower seeds a day is enough to reduce blood cholesterol levels and normalize metabolic processes, cause the body to regulate weight and percentage of fat.
Sunflower seeds are not recommended for gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.
Useful properties of pumpkin seeds
If you take the pumpkin seeds, then most of the nutrients make it fat. Fats in pumpkin seeds smaller than sunflower seeds, and calorie pumpkin seeds – Below. The pumpkin seed protein more than the sunflower.
This means that the pumpkin seeds can be regarded as a high-calorie a source of vegetable protein. Pumpkin seeds fully satisfy the daily allowance of the body of amino acids, nicotinic acid (73%), phosphorus, magnesium and manganese.
raw pumpkin seeds:
- help reduce blood cholesterol;
- improve immunity;
- struggling with diseases of the joints and musculoskeletal system (effective in the treatment of arthritis and prevent side effects);
- prevent the occurrence of many diseases, such as osteoporosis;
- improve skin and hair condition;
- the most famous natural anthelmintic and cholagogue;
- interfere with the development of diseases of the cardiovascular system (due to the potassium and magnesium);
- are the prevention of prostate disease and prostate;
- help in diseases of the kidneys and the bladder;
- have hemostatics action, useful for gastric and pulmonary hemorrhage;
- save from depression.
The main contraindications to the use of seeds to eat them are immoderate consumption, exacerbation of gastric ulcers, the sensitivity of the tooth enamel.