10 Health Benefits Of Sesame Seeds (Remember For Your Next Meal Plan!)

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6. Kidney damage

There are many areas where sesame seeds can have a positive effect on patients who suffer from kidney disease. Sesame seeds are able to help lower blood sugar levels. It is high blood sugar that is one of the main causes of kidney problems. Black sesame seeds also act as an anti-inflammatory and help kidney patients deal with any inflammations or infections they may get.  Most importantly, black sesame seeds work to tonify your kidneys. An improved kidney function for patients is the end result.

 

7. Lowers cholesterol

One of the compounds that have been proven to effectively lower cholesterol levels is called phytosterol. This substance is recognized in plants that have a similar makeup as cholesterol. When a person with high cholesterol consumes sesame seeds, the high level of phytosterol is what lowers those levels. According to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, sesame seeds have one of the highest levels of phytosterol at 400 – 413 mg for every 100 grams or 3.5 ounces.

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