Thanks to the high content of vitamins (in particular vitamins of group), it is a food rich in antioxidants. The latter, as is well known, are useful to fight free radicals and protect cells from aging and from toxins.
The oily seeds, being rich in essential fatty acids and polyunsaturated fats, such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids help to reduce levels of the so-called bad cholesterol, and help protect us from arteriosclerosis.
Strong to their content of mineral salts (such as magnesium, selenium, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese), have a positive impact for a large number of physiological functions and vital. They help our immune system, protect the health of the skin, eyes, and other organs.
Finally, it should be noted that the good fiber content of oilseeds makes them easily digestible and causes that contribute to the functionality of the intestine. Are, for this reason, prescribed to those who suffer from constipation