Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy foods > Nuts, seeds and grains Updated 26 February 2013 Sunflower seeds Sunflower seeds are very high in vitamin E, which is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. 0 Pin It Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » Sunflower seeds are very high in vitamin E, which is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. Sunflower seeds also provide antioxidant defence against cancer as well as against cataracts.Sunflower oil loses no nutrients in the processing. It is important never to eat rancid or overheated sunflower seeds, as they can increase the risk of free radical formation.Sunflower seeds are high in calories and should therefore be eaten in limited quantities. If you eat two tablespoons of sunflower seeds a day, you will double your vitamin E intake. Calories 650 Total fat 13g Fibre 6g Vitamin B1 0,4mg Vitamin E 11mg Per 100g More in Diet and nutrition Which oil should you use? More: Healthy foodsNuts, seeds and grains advertisement Get a quote Bestmed - offering you quality healthcare and freedom of choice Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Child nutrition » Your child's nutrition Nutrition for schoolkids Diets for toddlers The parent's guide to food labels Making sense of food labels and matching them to the needs of family members can be a challenge. Here are some tips from dietician Megan Pentz-Kluyts. Financial wellness » Money disappointments Investment tips Financially freaked out? High debt may have negative health consequences A new study found that high financial debt is associated with higher blood pressure and poorer general and mental health in young adults.