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Can you eat too many sunflower seeds?

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It is possible to eat too many sunflower seeds. Sunflower seeds are high in calories and fat, and they are often high in salt as well. Eating too many sunflower seeds can also cause an improper nutrient balance in the body.

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In conjunction with a diet containing a variety of other foods, sunflower seeds are healthy. Unlike many raw nuts and seeds, sunflower seeds do not contain much phytic acid, which interferes with proper digestion. However, if they comprise the bulk of your calories, you run the risk of malnutrition due to an improper nutrient balance, so exercise caution with consumption amounts.

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