-they are a rich natural resource of vitamin E. a study has shown that a low level of vitamin is a major risk factor in deaths from heart attack. People with low vitamin E levels are nearly 3 times more likely to develop angina. Increasing linoleic acid decreases both total and bad LDL- type cholesterol. Linoleic acid also discourages blood clotting.
- anticancer potential- people who eat more foods rich in antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin C and E have lower levels of cancer and are less vulnerable to cataracts as they get older.
-prevent damage caused cy exercise- exhaustive exercise increases the concentration of free radicals in the body, which can lead to muscle damage unless ample vitamin E is present to prevent oxidation.
Now the question is how much to eat? About 2 table spoons of sunflower seeds a day roughly doubles most people's current vitamin E intake. Also remember that unrefined sunflower oil has more flavour than refined oil and loses no nutrition.