Skin Superfood: Sunflower Seeds
High oleic Sunflower seed oil is rich in the fiber Inulin, a known prebiotic. Prebiotics are “food” for our good bacteria, keeping them happy and thriving for a healthy, balanced microbiome.
SKIN NUTRITION BENEFITS
Sunflower oil is one of the best natural oils for skin care because it’s especially rich in Vitamin E, a top antioxidant specifically related to helping to reduce inflammation, improving skin health and regenerating cells. Because it is a noncomedogenic oil, it helps keep dry skin supple and oily skin acne-free as it doesn’t clog pores and allows skin to breathe.
Sunflower seed oil is so gentle, some use it to massage infants.
The fiber inulin, which is also found in chicory root, bananas, and asparagus, is a very effective prebiotic that can be used as food for good gut bacteria. Sunflower high oleic oil is high in unsaturated fat, low in saturated fat, and has no trans fat, and has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) without lowering HDL cholesterol (the good kind).