6 Of The Healthiest Seeds To Eat

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4. Sesame Seeds

Although sesame seeds are very small, their protein content is as high as 20%. They are also rich in fiber and many other nutrients.

One ounce (28 grams) of sesame seeds contain:

  • Fiber: 3.3 grams
  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.3 grams
  • Omega-6 fats: 6 grams
  • Copper: 57% of the RDI 
  • Manganese: 34% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: RDI 25%

Sesame seeds are the best known dietary source of lignans, especially sesamin.

Sesame seeds can also help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, which may reduce the risk of many inflammatory diseases, including arthritis.

One study showed that people with knee osteoarthritis had significantly fewer inflammatory chemicals in their blood after eating about 40 grams of sesame seed powder every day for two months.

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