CHENNAI : Veganism is becoming a popular dietary trend among many, especially after the pandemic. If you look at a vegan’s dietary charts, you can find traces of sesame seeds among other seed supplements in various food items as they contain rich amounts of protein. Dr PV Lakshmi, chief dietician at Gleneagles Global Health City, says, “A lot of people are becoming more conscious about their skin health and hair growth.
Sesame seeds contain vitamin B which will help to maintain those facets of their daily life.” She further talks about the advantages of sesame seeds and how to include them in our daily dietary habits.
Sesame seeds have a high calcium content which is excellent for bone health. Even if a person has 100 grams of sesame seeds, they provide 975 milligrams of calcium which even milk can’t even offer.
These seeds also have a large amount of fibre content which regulates cholesterol levels and protects the heart. They also have high insoluble fiber content which aids in digestion and prevents constipation.
Sesame seeds also contain healthy fats such as polyunsaturated fats (41%) and monounsaturated fats (39%) which helps in the circulation of blood and lowers LDL cholesterol levels.
They have other minerals and nutrients and minerals such as iron, magnesium, and zinc that prevent inflammation, build immunity, and aid in blood cell formation.
They are also a good source for rejuvenating the skin as they have high contents of collagen which is produced by zinc that helps in repairing damaged tissues.
Since sesame oil is produced from these seeds, they aid in protection against bacteria such as Staphylococcus and Streptococcus and also other variants of fungi.
Consuming sesame oil could increase platelet count.
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