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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Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen7 months ago

Thank you

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Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen7 months ago

Thank you

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Deborah S.
Deborah Sabout a year ago

Thank you

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Fi T.
Past Member about a year ago

Another reason to love our nature

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Tanya W.
Tanya Wabout a year ago

Thanks for sharing

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Tanya W.
Tanya Wabout a year ago

Sesame seeds are yummy

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Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgenabout a year ago

Thank you

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R1 years ago

TYFS

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R1 years ago

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Veronica Danie
.1 years ago

Thank You!

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