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What are the health benefits of sesame oil

 Where the oil in sesame seeds constitutes approximately 55% of the components of the seed, sesame is grown in tropical and subtropical regions, and sesame oil and coconut oil are among the oldest types of seed oils known to man, and their production requires a great agricultural and economic value, whether in production The seeds, or the oil, to have so many scientific studies conducted to clarify the importance of sesame oil; This is because it contains unusual chemical components that add to these seeds many of the physiological properties that distinguish it from other types of vegetable oils.

Benefits of sesame oil:

Sesame oil is associated with many health benefits, including:

Contains unsaturated fats:

As this oil is one of the oils rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids; Which is considered one of the fats useful in reducing the level of cholesterol, and the proportion of saturated and harmful fats in this oil is considered low.

 Lowering blood pressure:

A study was conducted to find out the effect of using sesame oil as a cooking oil for people with mild to moderate high blood pressure, and the study found a clear decrease in blood pressure when using this oil.

 Contains antioxidants:

Like sesamol, which has a concentration of 0.2%, and this substance has anti-oxidant activity, and this reinforces the assumption that sesamol is responsible for the stability of hydrogenated sesame oil.

 Affects diabetics well:

There is a study on people with diabetes and mild and moderate high blood pressure to find out the effect of using sesame oil for cooking purposes for a period of 45 days, and it was found at the end of the study that relying on sesame oil alone as an edible oil had an effect on reducing blood pressure and plasma glucose for patients. Diabetics who also suffer from high blood pressure.

 Affects the treatment of bowel obstruction:

Where a study showed the effect of consuming sesame oil in treating partial obstruction of the intestine, and it was found that sesame oil is a safe and effective way to treat partial intestinal obstruction, and the study included 64 patients, 31 of whom used sesame oil, and 33 patients did not use it, and the risk of surgical intervention was The group that used sesame oil had less, and the period of medication and hospital stay was less for this group compared to the other group.

Affects venous infections:

As these infections are considered a possible complication for cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy, and a study was conducted on 60 patients suffering from colorectal cancer who were subjected to chemotherapy, so they were divided into two groups; The first group used sesame oil twice daily for fourteen days, while the other group did not use any treatment, and the study found that external use of sesame oil may be a safe and effective way to prevent this inflammation and avoid its complications.

 Affects gum infections:

Where a study was conducted on a sample of twenty boys suffering from gingivitis to find out the effect of daily consumption of sesame oil on the plaques causing gingivitis, and in this study it was found that this oil reduces the accumulation of plaque on the teeth, gingivitis in addition to reducing a number of organisms. The aerobic microflora present in these plaques.

Affects the growth of infants:

The effect of daily massage for four weeks was studied using different types of oils. Including sesame oil, and it was found that massaging with oils, which were included in the study, improved the weight and height of infants, but massaging with sesame oil improved these signs in a clear way.

Types of sesame oil:

 The process of manufacturing and producing oil from sesame seeds varies from one region to another, and the following is an explanation:

Refined sesame:

 Where this type of sesame is produced from unroasted seeds that have removed the outer husk or with its presence, and this type of sesame oil is the most widely used in the world, as the seeds are cleaned and cooked before squeezing, then the oil is treated by alkaline treatment, removing pigmentation. , And unwanted odors, and it is usually used in salad dishes.

Roasted sesame:

There are two types of oil produced; A type produced from roasted seeds without removing the outer shell; Which is characterized by a strong flavor, and is the most used among the types of sesame oils in China, Japan and Korea, and its color ranges from yellow to dark brown depending on the roasting conditions, and it is usually used for cooking purposes, while the other type of oil is produced from Roasted seeds whose skin has been removed; Which is characterized by a light roasting flavor of sesame, and a light brown color, and is usually used for cold dishes, and although the production of this type of sesame oil requires a large number of workers, the final output of it is small.