Sunflower Seeds ★
These seeds are a lot like Pumpkin seeds in that they have high amounts of vitamin E, manganese and magnesium. This makes them very heart healthy. They also contain a decent amount of protein. They can help with hot flashes because they keep blood vessels dilated so heat can be released evenly. It is a great source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA’s), which can lower your blood cholesterol levels. It should be noted that most of these fats are Omega 6 fatty acids and sunflower seeds contain a lot of Omega 6’s per ounce. Consuming too much Omega 6 fats over time may promote inflammation rather than reduce it. Click here to read more about the nutritional content.