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Are Sunflower Seeds Fattening?

Sunflower seeds can be very good for you and even though they contain some degree of fats, they are not considered fattening. Sunflower seeds contain nutritious and healthy fats that promote weight loss as well as cholesterol level reduction and a health heart.

They are extremely high in essential fatty acids or EFAs which your body requires in order to maintain a healthy weight.  You cannot get EFAs from any other source than food.  Your body does not make EFAs and requires them to keep your weight level stabilized because they actually metabolize fat.

Sunflower seeds are a healthy snack that is not fattening.  You can munch on sunflower seeds in between meals without the risk of gaining weight if you combine them with an otherwise nutritional meal plan.  Sunflower seeds eaten alone will not cause you to gain weight, however, if combined with a variety of junk foods and fatty desserts can cause you to gain a few extra pounds.

One ounce of sunflower seeds contains about 15 grams of fat, however, less than 2 grams is considered saturated fat.  There are nearly 13 grams of healthy fat content found in one ounce of sunflower seeds The seeds are good for your heart, cholesterol and overall health.
This is one snack that while fatty, won’t promote weight gain if eaten in moderation.

Suzanne Somers

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