Healthy High Fat Foods To Eat More Of #8: Sunflower Seeds

This is a snack food that you'll find in just about EVERY convenience store around the country. It's popular as a road trip snack simply because it's tasty, filling, and--best of all--nice and healthy! Sunflower seeds are oddly high in calories, with every 100 grams of seeds containing:
  • 584 calories
  • 42 grams of unsaturated fats
  • 4.5 grams of saturated fat
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Source: onlyfoods.net[/caption] You get a pretty solid amount of protein--21 grams--from sunflower seeds, and 9 grams of dietary fiber as well. It's definitely one of the best snack foods to be munching, offering a lot of health benefits:
  • Preventing inflammation in the body
  • Boosting cardiovascular health
  • Providing Vitamin E to neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation, and fight arthritis
  • Reduce risk of colon cancer
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Calm nerves, blood vessels, and muscles (thanks to the magnesium)
  • Increase the body's natural detoxification and cause self-destruction of cancer cells
Looking for a great road snack? Look no further than sunflower seeds!  
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Resources: http://healthfitnessrevolution.com/10-healthy-fats-to-include-in-your-diet/http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=57

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