Sunflower Seeds

¬†Sunflower Seeds protect against memory stealing Alzheimer’s disease

 

sunflower-seeds-699266_640Sunflower Seeds are a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals, and unsaturated fatty acids. They are a special treasure of niacin and have more of this brain-food nutrient than wheat germ, soya beans or even peanut meal.In addition, sunflower seeds have 55 plus percent of high-quality brain-nourishing protein.

“Among other goodies, these little seeds are loaded with vitamin E, a nutrient that may help protect against memory stealing Alzheimer’s disease. In one study, people who reported getting the highest amount of vitamin E, 19 milligrams a day, were about 25% less likely to be diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease over a 10 year period.

Vitamin E helps protect cells against oxidative damage, helpful thing when it comes to preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s. And more research also suggests that E may inhibit the negative effects of beta-amyloid, that’s a type of protein fragment that turns into brain plaques that trigger Alzheimer’s. So get your vitamin E from healthy sources such as nuts, seeds, veggies, plant oils and nut butters. The bonus with nuts and seeds is that you also get a shot of hunger quelling protein and some heart healthy effects” say Kevin Soden, MD.