A lot of folks start their New Year off with a resolution that starts with “I won’t do,” “don’t eat this,” or “stop doing that.” But who likes to be told what they CAN’T do!?
Here at Chinook Seedery we’re all about inspiring what you CAN do. So we want to share with you two secrets that changed our resolutions forever.
First, make your resolution a positive action or addition to your life – something you CAN do. For instance, you CAN add healthier foods to your diet, like sunflower seeds. They’re good for you!
Second, your resolution doesn’t have to start on the first day of January. Here we are zeroing in on February and there’s still plenty of time for you to get healthier, and feel better. In fact, we believe in making resolutions any time of year.
With that in mind, here are just a few reasons why eating more sunflower seeds is a great resolution to make this year.
Get over 80 percent of your daily Vitamin E in ¼ cup of sunflower seeds!
Vitamin E is both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent that promotes a healthy brain and healthy skin cells.
Sunflower seeds contain as much protein per calorie as steak or chicken breast.
Sunflower seeds pack more protein per calorie than any other nut or seed and match the ratio of protein per calorie with meats like steak and chicken breast.
Sunflower seeds are full of HEALTHY fats.
Studies show that the omega-6 fatty acids found in sunflower oil may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and other heart illnesses.
Sunflower seeds contain more tryptophan than turkey.
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid to a human diet that helps regulate serotonin, the neurotransmitter linked with feelings of well-being and happiness.
For more sunflower seed health benefits, check out our page all about nature’s superfood (which is the sunflower seed in case you were wondering).