Adopt sesame seeds and oil for good health


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
Adopt sesame seeds and oil for good health

#One of the first oil seeds known to humankind, sesame seeds are used in culinary as well as in traditional medicines for their nutritive, preventive, and curative properties. Here are few medicinal properties of this food-medicine:

1.The seeds are incredibly rich sources of many essential minerals. Calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium and copper are especially concentrated in sesame seeds. Many of these minerals have a vital role in bone mineralization, red blood cell production, hormone production, as well as regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle activities.

2. Sesame seeds are especially rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acid oleic acid which comprise up to 50 per cent fatty acids in them. Oleic acid helps to lower LDL or bad cholesterol and increases HDL or good cholesterol in the blood.

3. Sesame oil has been shown to lower blood pressure in hypertensive diabetics. Additionally, magnesium helps lower blood pressure and sesame seeds are loaded with magnesium.

4. Infant health/massage oil: A study says that massaging infants with sesame oil improves both their growth and post-massage sleep.

5. Relieves constipation: Sesame seeds are rich in fiber, which is known to pave way for a healthy digestive system.

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