Sesame seeds have recently gained popularity as Superfood, but it has been an essential part of the Indian kitchen for long. It has been cultivated in India since the Harappa period and is commonly known as ‘Til’.
Health Benefits: –
Good for anxiety: Sesame seeds contain magnesium, vitamin B1, and tryptophan, which have stress-relieving qualities. Tryptophan is essential in producing serotonin, a neurotransmitter that reduces pain and regulates sleep patterns and moods.
Inflammation: They are a good source of thiamine and vitamin B6, which are necessary for proper cellular function and metabolism. In addition, copper helps the users cope better with inflammation-caused conditions affecting the body joints.
Blood Pressure: Sesame seeds help in lowering blood pressure. Also, other antioxidants with vitamin E in the seeds help maintain healthy blood pressure. It can also prevent hypertension, a significant risk factor for sudden strokes.
Fights from UV rays: Due to the presence of natural antioxidants and natural SPF in sesame, it protects the body from harmful ultraviolet rays. It also prevents damage to the intestine.
Rich in fiber: Fibre is essential for health, and preventing diseases and are well known for supporting digestive health. Rich fiber intake prevents certain types of cancers and provides heart health.
Anti-Cancer: Sesame seeds contain magnesium and phytate, which has anti-cancer properties. They reduce the risk of breast, lung, pancreas, and prostate cancer.
Respiratory Health: Magnesium in sesame seeds prevents airway spasms and reduces the risk of asthma and other respiratory disorders.
Dental Health: Sesame seeds contain oil components that are healthy to consume. They help in removing dental plaque and boosting our oral health.
Increases Immunity: Sesame seeds are rich in various nutrients such as copper, zinc, iron, etc so good for Immunity.
Strong bones: It provides a good amount of calcium and helps absorb nutrients, leading to healthy bones, especially for women.
Weight loss: It helps increase metabolic rate and prevents excessive calorie intake, resulting in weight loss.
Side Effects: –
Anything excess is not good. So, if you are taking sesame seeds take them with proper guidance.
Constipation: Side effects include bowel obstructions when consumed excessively. It can cause severe digestion issues.
Allergy: Anaphylaxis or Sesame allergy is also one of the most common side effects of the consumption of sesame seeds. Some common symptoms are nausea, breathing problem, etc. In addition, people with gout and Wilson’s disease should avoid sesame seeds as it contains oxalates and copper.
Appendicitis: Sesame seeds can cause an appendix if consumed in large amounts. The seeds contain indigestible fibers, and too much intake forms a layer over the appendix, which can cause pain.
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