With the hecticness of the day-to-day showing no signs of slowing, more and more of us are taking to heart the principles of conscious eating so that we can feel our best now and in the long-term.
Reaching for products rich in nutrients necessary for our body’s proper functioning doesn’t have to mean sacrificing flavour. Thanks to ingredients known as superfoods, we can now merge purpose with taste. One of these high in nutrients foods is sesame. This seed may be small but is powerful nonetheless with many beneficial properties that affect our health, well-being and even beauty!
Sesame seeds are a good source of healthy fats, protein, vitamin B, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and other beneficial plant nutrients. Regularly eating sesame seeds — not just an occasional sprinkling on a burger bun — may aid blood sugar control, combat arthritis pain, reduce oxidative stress markers and lipid peroxidation and lower cholesterol. Talk about small but mighty!
If you’re still considering whether it’s worth including sesame seeds in your daily diet, you can be sure it is WORTH IT! Filled with good fats, this oil-based plant is an important source of beneficial nutrients when consumed in moderation. Sesame contains unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and other ingredients that support the proper functioning of our body. Riboflavin, which is found in sesame, helps in the functioning of the nervous system. Calcium, of which sesame is a source, contributes to proper blood clotting, and potassium helps to maintain adequate blood pressure. On the other hand, magnesium, which is also found in both black and golden sesame seeds, contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Reaching for a healthier and delicious sesame-based snack is truly a no-brainer when it comes to satiating your appetite, fuelling your body with vitamins and nutrients and taking a moment to enjoy a treat.
Introducing sesame into your daily diet also provides your body with important nutrients, in fact such as phosphorus, iron and zinc! This could be especially beneficial for vegans who have a limited supply of calcium and iron in their diets which is essential to maintaining healthy bones.
While these powerful seeds have big health benefits, at Sesame Snaps we’ve made them the star of all our products because of their distinctive crunch, so you can enjoy the benefits of sesame seeds whenever and wherever you are!