Small seeds of sesame can be very beneficial for health in many ways. Researchers have found that the risk of many serious diseases can also be reduced by consuming sesame seeds. Along with health, sesame also has cultural importance in the country. Sesame-jaggery and khichdi are donated on the festival of Makar Sankranti.
Health experts also recommend sesame seeds to provide internal heat to the body during this cold season. This is the reason why it has been a tradition to eat laddoos made of sesame and jaggery in this season.
Sesame seeds have many potential health benefits. It has also been used in folk medicine for thousands of years. Along with reducing the risk of problems like heart disease, diabetes and arthritis, sesame seeds have also been found to be beneficial for digestive health. Let us know in more detail about the benefits of its consumption.
Fiber beneficial for digestion
Sesame is considered an excellent source of fiber. About 3.5 grams of fiber can be obtained from three tablespoons (30 grams) of sesame seeds. Regular consumption of sesame seeds increases the amount of fiber in the body, which has been found to be especially beneficial for digestive health. Fiber is also known to protect you from the risk of heart disease, certain types of cancer, obesity and type-2 diabetes.
Beneficial in cholesterol and triglycerides
Studies show that eating sesame seeds regularly may help reduce levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. These are major risk factors for heart disease. Sesame seeds contain 15% saturated fat, 41% polyunsaturated fat and 39% monounsaturated fat. Studies show that high intake of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats can prevent heart diseases by lowering cholesterol.
Sesame is beneficial for diabetes patients
By reducing the problem of blood sugar, consumption of sesame has also been found beneficial in protecting against other complications of diabetes. Sesame seeds are low in carbs and have been found to be rich in protein and healthy fats, which may be beneficial in diabetes. moreover, according to the study These seeds contain a compound called pinoresinol that helps control blood sugar by inhibiting the action of the digestive enzyme maltase.
Sesame is helpful in better immunity
Sesame seeds also play an important role in boosting the immune system. It contains zinc, selenium, copper, iron, vitamin-B6 and vitamin E. These nutrients are considered beneficial in strengthening the immunity system. The zinc present in it is helpful in boosting immunity by increasing white blood cells. With a strong immune system, it is easier to protect against infectious diseases.
This article has been prepared on the basis of medical reports and suggestions from health experts.
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