8 Super Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds

If you enjoy sprinkling sesame seeds into your cookie batter, on your salads and in your stir-fries, you’ll be happy to know that you’re doing your health a big favor! Tiny, crunchy, nutty sesame seeds are a nutritional wonder. Here’s a glance at the wonderful ways in which they boost your health:

  • These little seeds are loaded with essential minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, phosphorus and calcium.
  • The zinc in sesame seeds promotes bone health and prevents osteoporosis later in life.
  • Among all the nuts and seeds commonly eaten across the world, sesame seeds have been found to contain the highest amount of phytosterols, which are known to lower bad cholesterol.
  • Sesame seeds increase your levels of Vitamin E, which plays a vital role in fighting disease.
  • Studies show that sesame seeds can improve the effectiveness of certain diabetes medication.
  • Sesame seed oil is known to reduce hypertension and ease stress.
  • The antioxidants in sesame seeds fight free radicals, thereby promoting youthfulness and strengthening the immune system.
  • A substance in sesame seeds has been found to inhibit the spread of many cancers.

Try these…
Whole-Wheat Crackers with Sesame
Kale Chips with Sea Salt & Sesame Seeds

Related:
The Best Nut Butters

 

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129 comments

Veronica Danie
Veronica Danie16 days ago

MMmmm! I love them!

Marianne R.
Marianne R.26 days ago

Love sesame

Tanya W.
Tanya W.about a month ago

Great in bars and slices, especially with honey 🍯

Tanya W.
Tanya W.about a month ago

Love sesame

da c.
Past Member 1 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Cosmic Sky
Cosmic P.1 years ago

Thx

Alexandra Bruno
Alexandra Bruno1 years ago

thanks!

annie s.
annie statton2 years ago

I am absolutely addicted to sesame honey halva ,good to know its so good for us.

Stanley R.
Stanley R.2 years ago

Thanks

Sumita Chatterjee

Thanks for the information