Health benefits of sesame seeds

Sesame seed in one of the first recorded seasonings. It grows widely in Asia and India. These tiny seeds come in shades of brown, red and black, but most common color is a pale grayish-ivory. Sesame seeds have a nutty, sweet aroma with a milk-like, buttery taste. Sesame seeds are an excellent source of copper, a very good source of manganese, and a good source of magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, and phosphorus.

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Health benefits of sesame seeds

Promote healthy, beautiful skin – Sesame seeds are full of zinc, an essential mineral for producing collagen and giving skin more elasticity. Zink also helps damaged tissues in the body to repair.

Excellent weapon for reducing cholesterol and blood pressure – Sesame seeds contain two important substances sesamin and sesamolin,  which belong to a group of special fiber called lignans, fiber group that is responsible for reducing cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and increasing the production of vitamin E in the body.

Boosting digestive health – Sesame seeds are rich in fiber, which is known to pave way for a healthy digestive system and a healthy colon.

Provides relief from rheumatoid arthritis – As a result of the high concentration of cooper, sesame seeds are highly recommended for relieving pain and swelling in the case of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is considered as an inflammatory disorder affects joints and surrounding tissues, mainly in hands, wrists an feet.

Beats depression – sesame seeds reduce anxiety and soothe stress- related symptoms due to the presence of niacin which stimulates the activity of gamma-amminobutyric acid within the brain.

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