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The Amazing Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds: A Review of Peer-Reviewed Literature

Saturday, May 13th 2023 10:00am 5 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Sesame seeds have been utilized for thousands of years in traditional medicine for their medicinal properties. Recently, research has been conducted on the health benefits of sesame seeds, and they have been found to have numerous health benefits. In this article, we will review 10 of the most notable health benefits of sesame seeds, backed by peer-reviewed literature.

Sesame seeds reduce inflammation

Studies have shown that sesame seeds have anti-inflammatory properties. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that consuming sesame seeds reduced the production of inflammatory markers in the body.

Sesame seeds improve heart health

Sesame seeds have been shown to improve heart health by reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels. A review of studies published in the Journal of Nutrition found that consuming sesame seeds reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Additionally, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming sesame seeds reduced LDL cholesterol levels in individuals with high cholesterol.

Sesame seeds have antioxidant properties

Sesame seeds contain antioxidants that can help protect the body from oxidative stress. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that sesame seeds have high levels of antioxidants, which can help prevent damage to cells.

Sesame seeds are a good source of protein

Sesame seeds are a good source of protein and can help individuals meet their daily protein requirements. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that sesame seeds contain a high amount of protein, with 4.7 grams of protein per 28 grams of seeds.

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