Sesame seeds have been used for years, particularly in Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine. Their nutty taste adds a wonderful flavor to many dishes, including hummus (tahini “sesame seed” paste), and even sweets. They are especially valued for their oil. Both the seeds themselves and the oil produced from them have many health benefits.
Sesame Seeds Add Protein to a Well-Balanced Diet
Protein is essential for just about every one of our bodies’ functions. It is used to make bone, hair, nails, and skin, as well as cells and muscle. Dietary protein consumption sends signals to our bodies, telling them to produce protein, which then improves body composition, and can help you feel full longer which can lead to fat loss. Regular consumption of protein can also help prevent many common ailments and diseases, including type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and colon cancer.