Benefits of Sesame Oil
Sesame oil is a palatable vegetable oil made from sesame seeds. It is commonly used in cooking, but is also a flavor enhancer. Recent study has shown that it has numerous health benefits, from skin care to cell health. Read on to find the benefits you can reap when you incorporate sesame oil into your nutrition.
1. Antioxidant properties
Sesame seeds, and sesame oil for that matter, contain antioxidant properties. Why are antioxidants important to your health? Well, they help to counter damage within your bloodstream, damage caused by bacteria, premature signs of aging and so forth.
2. Softens the skin
Got wrinkles or dry skin? If so, rub some sesame oil on the affected area. Sesame oil is high in vitamin B and vitamin E that help reduce skin damage, to ensure you get back your glowing and youthful face. However, the fragrance can become overpowering if you apply too much.
3. Reduces high blood pressure
Polyunsaturated fats help to reduce high blood pressure in patients with heart problems. Sesame oil is not only high in polyunsaturated fat but is also high in ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œ’healthy” calories, therefore you don’t have to worry about weight gain. In fact, sesame oil can form a great weight loss diet.
4. Lowers cholesterol
Need to regulate your cholesterol level? Again, give it a try. Sesame oil helps to eliminate ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œ’bad” cholesterol responsible for increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to medical studies.
5. Good for common cold
Sesame oil also comes in handy if you have a flu or common cold. Some studies suggest that sesame oil can help combat common cold. Moreover, rubbing the oil on your chest break recurrent flu, but remember to wash it off after half an hour.
Excessive use of sesame oil can cause adverse side effects such as poor circulation, anxiety, bloating, constipation and dryness.