In a study, 38 people with high blood lipids ate 40 gm of sesame seeds daily and experienced
a 10% reduction in their "bad" cholesterol, thanks to lignan and phytosterol compounds.
The Vitamin E, lignans, and other
antioxidants in sesame seeds may help prevent the formation of plaque in your arteries, further helping you get relief from high blood pressure.
Many studies on animals have concluded
that sesame seeds have anti-inflammatory properties. This can be due to sesamin's presence, which helps heal inflammations.
Sesame seeds are rich in nutrients including magnesium, iron, Vitamin E and B6, copper, iron, and selenium. In fact, they also have zinc that develops and activates white blood cells.
Sesame seeds contain selenium which is
vital in the production of thyroid hormones. Notably, the thyroid gland contains the highest concentration of this nutrient in