“Sesame seeds, often overlooked, build strong bones, protect against radiation, increase heart health, help sleep, improve digestion, reduce inflammation, boost respiratory health and detoxify the body. I use the seeds them in my fruit smoothie and sesame seed butter in my salad!”
Fred Bisci, Your Healthy Journey
Sesame seeds and sesame oil have phytoestrogen activity and powerful cholesterol-lowering effects. Sesame seeds rank highest in cholesterol-lowering phytosterols (Phytosterols are plant sterols structurally similar to cholesterol that act in the intestine to lower cholesterol absorption.)of nearly all nuts, seeds, legumes and grains.
Sesame seeds taken by healthy adults has shown positive effects on total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, LDL-to-HDL cholesterol ratios and antioxidant status. Sesame oil is considered an antihypertensive and can help normalize blood pressure levels, decrease lipid peroxidation and increase antioxidants.
Sesame seed ingestion has a healthy effect on blood lipids and antioxidant status in adult women that positively impacted sex hormones. Sesamin, a sesame lignan, was shown to be converted by intestinal microflora to enterolactone, a phytoestrogen compound with a healthy estrogen-like activity.
Sesame seeds are a rich source of mammalian lignan precursors, similar to whole flaxseeds. The mammalian lignans called enterolactone and enterodiol are produced by the microflora in the colon and may prevent abnormal cell formation.
Sesame seeds are beneficial to your metabolism and the body’s fat-burning abilities and support important liver mechanisms. They can increase burning fat by improving the activity of several liver enzymes that actually work to break down fatty acids.
Sesame seeds active ingredients are used by several fat-burning or bodybuilding supplements. However, of course, it’s always better to obtain benefits from the real whole food and skip the processed and potentially dangerous pills!
Sesame seeds essential fats/oils support antioxidant activity and help the absorption of vitamin E and other phytochemicals. Sesame seed fatty acids help absorb fat-soluble nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin D and many types of antioxidants. Include sesame seeds, sesame oil or sesame butter with a nutrient-dense meal to help you absorb and use these nutrients.
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SO WHO IS FRED ANYWAY??
Fred Bisci, author, “Your Healthy Journey”, Head of the Spartan Race Nutritional/Lifestyle Advisory Board, has successfully worked with amateur, elite, professional and extreme athletes. He has been a tenacious athlete completing eighteen marathons, two ultra-marathons. He also has a history as a Navy boxing champ, has successfully competed in Olympic-style weight lifting, and still leads an athletic life. Fred, born 1929, has lived on 100% raw plant foods for over 50 years and is a lifestyle/longevity coach, food scientist; detox/fasting expert and clinical nutritionist. He offers a natural, simple, common sense approach by showing people a well-grounded experience to the healing power, peak athletic performance and remedial capabilities of the human body.