Sunflower seed oil, as the name suggests is an oil expressed from the seed of the sunflower and is normally used as an oil for cooking and in cosmetics and was first developed in the eighteenth (18th) century, and is an excellent source of vitamin E, vitamin K in fact all B vitamins, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat and powerful antioxidants.
Sunflower seed oil has many health benefits and is used in snacks too like lay’s potato chips. The oil can maintain a healthy skin, lowers cholesterol, prevents asthma, promotes a healthy nervous system, prevents arthritis, prevents heart disease and reduces the risk of heart attack, boost energy levels, prevents various cancers like colon, skin, uterine and lung cancer, prevents eye disease like cataracts.
Native to America, sunflower seed oil is packed with copper, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, folic acid, calcium, iron and niacin. With that said, sunflower seed oil is also known to fight against free radicals, aids in weight loss, prevents infections in infants who have a low birth weight because it acts as a protective barrier to the skin, it aids digestion, prevents premature ageing, can be used in the hair to soften it and maintains a healthy growing hair as it also prevents breakage when used as a conditioner.
Sunflower seed oil is one of the most popular oils in the world as it is used daily by many people, it can be used to relieve constipation and applied to the skin to heal wounds, the oil is low in sodium and contains no cholesterol.
Sunflower seed oil is an excellent choice to be in your kitchen and is found in supermarkets worldwide, an oil fit for the heart, nearly flavorless and odorless and can be used raw or cooked in a variety of recipes. With the wide range of illnesses that is increasingly taking over the world, a healthy diet is the one to have and sunflower seed oil is definitely to have as a part of your diet.