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

 

138 comments

Deborah S.
Deborah S.1 months ago

Thank you

Fi T.
Fi T.3 months ago

Another reason to love our nature

Tanya W.
Tanya W.3 months ago

Thanks for sharing

Tanya W.
Tanya W.3 months ago

Sesame seeds are yummy

Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen3 months ago

Thank you

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers4 months ago

TYFS

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers4 months ago

TYFS

Veronica Danie
Veronica Danie4 months ago

Thank You!

Pablo B.
Pablo B.4 months ago

tyfs

Veronica Danie
Veronica Danie6 months ago

MMmmm! I love them!