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Doctor insights on: What Are The Benefits Of Sunflower Seed Butter

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What are safflower and sunflower oil benefits?

What are safflower and sunflower oil benefits?

Many benefits: Safflower oil appears to increase insulin sensitivity, decrease HbA1C, decrease C-reactive protein, lower fasting blood sugar and increase"good’ cholesterol. It should, if taken be balanced with additional consumption of omega 3 fatty acids Sunflower oil is also rich in omega 6 fatty acids and has similar effects to safflower oil. The normal diet is usually very rich in omega 6 fatty acids so supplementation is unnecessary. Better to take omega 3 fatty acids as they balance the omega 6: seafood, flaxseeds, walnuts and canola oil. ...Read more

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Is it true that sunflower seeds are actually unhealthy for humans? And are they bad for weight loss? What's the benefits of them if any?

Is it true that sunflower seeds are actually unhealthy for humans? And are they bad for weight loss? What's the benefits of them if any?

Very healthy, however: In moderation sunflower seeds are very health, in fact the world's healthiest foods website lists them- see http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice;dbid=57 they are a good source of vit e, magnesium, selenium, b1, b6 etc. And lower cholesterol. Like all nuts and seeds they are relatively high in calories due to (healthy) fat content but are safe in moderation. See comment:. ...Read more

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Sunflower seed butter better for kidney stone patient as opposed to peanut butter? Any other nut butters safe?

Sunflower seed butter better for kidney stone patient as opposed to peanut butter? Any other nut butters safe?

Oxalate stone?: Peanuts and peanut butter are rich in oxalate, though nowhere near as much as spinach, or what one will excrete from taking lots of vitamin c. There's a theoretical risk that this will promote oxalate stone production, but since even vitamin c zealots seldom get stones from it, i'd simply ask you to stay well-hydrated and not be afraid of a little peanut butter. Ask your urologist as well. ...Read more

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Am I at risk for phosphorous toxicity if I eat sunflower butter every day? I love sunflower butter/honey sandwiches for lunch (alternative to peanuts)

Am I at risk for phosphorous toxicity if I eat sunflower butter every day? I love sunflower butter/honey sandwiches for lunch (alternative to peanuts)

Maybe: You would have to have the food tested for it's phosphorus content and most importantly get a blood test to see if your serum phosphorus levels are rising to toxic levels. More importantly your ingesting a lot of honey and you should be concerned about your dental health. Make sure that you clean out your mouth and brush well after you eat that stuff!! ...Read more

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Are sunflower seeds good for your body?

Are sunflower seeds good for your body?

Yes: As long as they are organic and not completely coated in salt. They are rich in good fats, phytochemicals, folate, vitamin e, selenium, and copper. Also they add fiber to the diet. ...Read more

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How effective are sunflower seeds for my body?

How effective are sunflower seeds for my body?

Cadmium: Sunflower seeds tend to be high in cadmium, a toxic metal. Do not eat too many of them. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat sunflower seeds, shell and all?

Is it ok to eat sunflower seeds, shell and all?

Fiber: There is very little to say from a medical or health standpoint. It is most likely this would just be treated as fiber by the GI tract. ...Read more

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What is in sunflower seeds that makes them healthy?

What is in sunflower seeds that makes them healthy?

Sunflower Seeds: Sunflower seeds are a good source of vitamin E. Vit E is an antioxidant which helps to v inflammation, v risk of cardiovascular disease & to promote skin health (against solar damage). It contains Selenium which may have a protective value w some forms of cancer. It also contains magnesium which helps with bone health. ...Read more

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If I eat a bag of sunflower seeds a day is that bad?

If I eat a bag of sunflower seeds a day is that bad?

How big a bag?: As with all things in life, do everything in moderation. Too much of a good thing can become bad. A half-ounce of sunflower seeds a day should be fine. ...Read more

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Is it true that sunflower seeds are extremely unhealthy for you?

Is it true that sunflower seeds are extremely unhealthy for you?

False: Sunflowers seeds are loaded with nutrients and are one of the healthiest foods around. ...Read more

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What are some of the dangers of eating a bag of sunflower seeds a day?

What are some of the dangers of eating a bag of sunflower seeds a day?

Sunflower seeds: Benefits outweigh any dangers. Examples are high content of essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid, dietary fiber, tryptophan, vitamin b1 & e & folic acid, and the cholesterol lowering phytosterols. The only negative is that if the seeds are old, ingesting them might cause stomach irritation with bloating & diarrhea. ...Read more

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Which is more healthier sunflower seeds or pistachios?

No such difference: That is out of the blue. Neither are more healthy than the other unless one was allergic to one of them and not the other. ...Read more

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Do sunflower seeds help cholesterol levels?

Sunflower seeds: Absolutely. This is due to rich content of cholesterol-lowering phytosterols. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat sunflower seeds while on a diet?

Is it ok to eat sunflower seeds while on a diet?

Usually: Sunflower seeds are a very nutritious food rich in vitamins e, b1, b6, selenium, magnesium, folate (folic acid) and several others. They are high in polyunsaturated oil which is good and may also lower cholesterol. As always, eat in moderation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to sunflower seeds?

Yes: Yes, you can be allergic to any specific plant or animal, including sunflower seeds. ...Read more

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What would happen if a child aspirated a sunflower seed?

What would happen if a child aspirated a sunflower seed?

It depends...: If the child choked on it but it went into the esophagus and down to the stomach, no problem. But if the child truly aspirated it, meaning it went down the trachea and into the lungs it would be a potential source of inflammation, and irritation with the potential for infection and abcess formation. ...Read more

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Can you eat sunflower seeds when you have diverticulitis?

Can you eat sunflower seeds when you have diverticulitis?

Yes: It is a common misconception that you should avoid seeds or nuts with diverticulitis. There is excellent scientific evidence that seeds or nuts do not cause diverticulitis. In fact, these are forms of fiber that are beneficial in preventing diverticulosis and diverticulitis. I tell all my patients with a history of diverticulitis to eat nuts and seeds and not worry. ...Read more

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A friend of mine told me that eating sunflower seeds would help me lose weight. Is this true?

A friend of mine told me that eating sunflower seeds would help me lose weight. Is this true?

Possibly: Sunflower seeds will provide protein and fiber which will fill you up. This may keep you from snacking on less healthy foods. Thereby, limiting your caloric intake. Good balanced nutrition and physical activity would are also worthwihile activities. ...Read more

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Can you eat flaxseed raw? And is which is the most healthy out of flaxseeds, and sunflower seeds?

Can you eat flaxseed raw? And is which is the most healthy out of flaxseeds, and sunflower seeds?

Listen to your body: Seeds can have a coating that may not be so favorable. Soak and rinse seeds before consuming. It is very helpful to blend soaked and rinsed flax seeds with fresh vegetables. Flax seeds are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are more anti-inflammatory. These high lignan seeds bind cadmium and other heavy metals present in the GI tract. Sunflower seeds have more omega 6 fatty acids. ...Read more

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I tried eating sunflower seeds that I had eaten just a few hours previously and they have a strange floral smell and taste now.

Sunflower seeds: Sun flower seeds are said to be high in vitamins and very nutritious. They come from sunflowers which have rays of petals emanating from a bright yellow seed-studded center. The floral smell and taste I suspect is not too unusual but if you have any doubt do not eat them. ...Read more

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Can sunflower seeds lead to intestinal issues?

Can sunflower seeds lead to intestinal issues?

Seeds: We used to think that ingested seeds could irritate diverticuli and cause diverticulitis, however some of the more recent literature disputes this. Sunflower seeds are a good source of b vitamins and e. Enjoy them as a part of a balanced diet. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat cashews and sunflower seeds on a diet?

Is it okay to eat cashews and sunflower seeds on a diet?

Yes: They are healthy food sources. However, they are high in calories so it is best to eat them sparingly. ...Read more

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My dr said I'm not allergic to almond and sunflower seed but I am?

My dr said I'm not allergic to almond and sunflower seed but I am?

Food allergy: I assume your doctor is an allergist? If a test is negative, it is best to have a food challenge in the doctor's office to confirm the test results. Do not rely on a blood test. ...Read more