Health Benefits Of Sesame Seeds Or Til 

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Sesame seeds are popularly known as til and are great for winter. They have properties to keep you warm in the cold season. There are several ways to add sesame seeds to your diet during the winter season. 

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Cold & coughs 

Cold, cough, flu or fever are common during the winter season. A strong immune system can help you fight these health issues naturally. Consuming sesame seeds may help you boost immunity. 

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Immune system

Til has several nutrients like iron, zinc, vitamin B6, vitamin E, selenium and many more which support the functioning of the immune system. Inflammation can also affect many and sesame seeds can also help you fight inflammation.

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Lower blood pressure

Sesame seeds are loaded with magnesium and magnesium helps you control blood pressure, adding sesame to your diet helps in maintaining healthy blood pressure numbers.

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Digestive health

Sesame seeds are loaded with fibre, which supports better digestion and also keeps you full for longer. One can also prevent constipation with high fibre foods. Sesame seeds should be consumed in a limited quantity to enjoy the health they offer.

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Bone health

Sesame seeds contain nutrients that can support bone health including calcium. Pain in joints, back and bones is also common in winters. Better bone health and reduced inflammation can help you fight such issues.

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Nutrient rich

Sesame seeds are rich in iron, which when consumed on a regular basis can help prevent anaemia. Sesame seeds are good sources of nutrients — such as selenium, iron, copper, zinc, and vitamin B6 — that support thyroid health.

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Hair & skin

Til is rich in vitamin E which is known to be beneficial for both skin and hair. Sesame seeds are also a good source of thiamine, niacin, and vitamin B6, which are necessary for proper cellular function and metabolism.

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How to have?

You can add Til as a topping on your salads or vegetables, bread, granola and garnishes. They can also be added to your shakes and smoothies. They can also be sued in the form of a butter called tahini or as ground powder often used in baking. 

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