Whole Health: Feel Mighty Good
Ancient wisdom that still holds true Egyptian medical scrolls (1552 BC), the writings of Hippocrates (the father of Western medicine, alive in 400 BC), and Chinese medical texts (300 BC), each mention sesame as a source of energy, healing and antiaging benefits. A source of vegetable protein 2 tablespoons of whole tahini provide about 0.23 ounces of protein! (In comparison, 2 tablespoons of cheese provide 0.1 grams of protein.) Even better, eating whole tahini with beans like chick peas makes a complete protein.
Well-being and relaxation: Tryptophan-rich tahini contains an essential amino acid that the body does not produce itself, and must receive through diet. Tryptophan supports serotonin production in the brain, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and appetite, and guards against mood swings.
Special dietary fiber: Sesame contains about four times as many lignans than other plant foods: 0.01 ounces per 3.5 ounces. Clinical studies show that lignans offer a variety of features that benefit health from pain relief to reduction of high blood pressure, to neuroprotective activity. In modern India, sesame is used as a remedy for pain relief and relaxation.
Lower LDL cholesterol: Naturally Phytosterols are natural components found in most varieties of sesame seeds, which help to reduce the absorption of bad cholesterol. Since the structure of phytosterols is similar to that of cholesterol, they compete for absorption in the intestine. This competition causes a decrease in the absorption of cholesterol into the blood due to consumption of naturally-occurring phytosterols from seeds and vegetable oils.
Mighty heart healthy: Rich in monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated (PUFA) fats, the main fatty acid in sesame seeds is oleic acid—also found in olive oil. Natural sources of these “good fats” reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and triglycerides.
Support nerve, muscle & bone health: Whole sesame tahini provides a generous amount of natural calcium and magnesium, essential for bone, muscle and nerve function. Two tablespoons of sesame tahini supply between 26% -28% of the daily amount of calcium and magnesium recommended for adults*.
How much tahini should I eat? Two tablespoons of whole seed tahini delivers a full variety of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants as a dietary supplement, adding only 186 (delicious) calories. It’s easy to get your 2 tablespoons, since there’s no meal of snack that you can’t enjoy with Mighty Sesame tahini. And any way you use it, it’s bound to be Mighty Delicious.
* DRI tables for male 30-50