Sesame seeds are the main ingredient in our Treasure Trove Sesame Seed snacks. It’s a super food full of nutrients and vitamins.
Here’s what’s inside of tiny, tasty seeds:
One tablespoon of whole sesame seeds has about:
- 52 calories
- 4 grams fat
- 1 gram carbs
- 2 grams of protein
- 4 milligrams copper (18 percent DV)
- 2 milligrams manganese (11 percent DV)
- 87 milligrams calcium (9 percent DV)
- 31 milligrams magnesium (8 percent DV)
- 3 milligrams iron (7 percent DV)
- 57 milligrams phosphorus (6 percent DV)
- 7 milligrams zinc (5 percent DV)
- 1 milligrams thiamine (5 percent DV)
Everyone knows that they are rich with fiber and protein but we thought we would tell you about a few more surprising health benefits of them.
1.Better Metabolic Function and Digestion
Large amounts of fiber and magnesium contained in the seeds are the main boosters of the healthy digestive system. Magnesium helps all your muscles work better and smoother and fiber makes digesting the foods easier and quicker. Fiber is also known to lower the risk of cancer and benefit your heart.
You won’t believe it but sesame seeds can even help with cleaning the worms from the intestinal tract.
2. Low Blood Pressure And Cholesterol
A lot of medical researches have shown that the fatty acids and antioxidants in the sesame seeds and sesame oil help lower the cholesterol. In this sense, they do a better job than all nuts, legumes, seeds and grains.
The magnesium in the seeds acts as a strong antihypertensive agent and helps normalize and lower the blood pressure.
3. Younger and Elastic Skin and Hair
Muscle development and strength, as well as healthy skin and hair depend a lot on the amount of proteins, zinc, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus in your blood. And sesame seeds have a lot of them. Zinc helps produce collagen – the most important thing for young and healthy, elastic skin. Magnesium, on its turn, helps nervous system to relax and regenerate more cells.
Sesame seeds are specifically good for aging women skin, giving it elasticity and helping it look healthier, softer and younger.
4. Healthy body and fat loss
Sesame seeds contain a lot of healthy oils and fats which help reduce ghrelin, the hunger hormone. Fats tell our brain that we are satisfied and don’t need more food. Researches also have shown that some phytochemicals and lignans found in sesame seeds improve the work of liver, helps burn more fat and boost metabolism.
So, adding plant based healthy fats like sesame seeds to your diet will help you crave less sugar and stay full for longer periods.
5. Strong bones
Who knew that tiny seeds like sesame ones can help strengthen bone structures? With age our body bones start becoming weak and can lead to osteoporosis – weakness of bones which can lead to fractures. It happens more often among women, especially after menopause.
Using sesame seeds regularly, which have large amounts of zinc and calcium, will keep your bones stronger for longer.
So, besides being super tasty, sesame seeds are also super healthy.
Next time when you see our sesame seed snack bars in the store, grab a few of them. It might save you many visits to doctors.