Sesame Seed and Restless Legs

A while ago I read that eating sesame seeds could help with restless legs. I found that an intriguing statement.

I had never made the link between sesame seeds before.

Once I heard a fellow sufferer about the use of sesame seed oil. My curiosity leads me to investigate further.

In this blog I look at what sesame seed exactly is and what in this seed could be beneficial for restless legs.

What is sesame seed

Sesame is a plant and is native to Africa.

Sesame seed is an oil seed, which is rich in vitamins and minerals. It also contains a relatively large amount of protein and the seed contains many antioxidants.

For nutrition, sesame seeds are loved in roasted version. For example, you can use it in bread or to season dishes. Tahini is a paste of ground sesame. It is also in the oriental sweetmeat halva.

Sesame seeds can consist of up to 50% oil. Sesame oil is also pressed from sesame seeds. Some foreign kitchens use this oil for cooking. Sesame oil is also good for the skin.

The sesame plant is herbaceous and has thimble-like flowers. The sesame seed grows in small pods. When the snow peas are ripe, they will burst open on their own.

Restless legs

The biggest benefit of sesame seeds related to restless legs is believed to be its high iron content.

I already told you that during long travels I became intensively acquainted with vegetarian food. During a stay in a yoga center in Australia I also got to know the delicious taste of roasted sesame seeds. It was used there in all kinds of dishes and delicacies.

Someone already told me that there is a lot of iron (and calcium) in sesame seeds. That person said a teaspoon of it a day is already beneficial for your health. I’ve always remembered that.

Sesame seed is also recommended for a different reason from acupuncture. The view there is that people with RLS also often develop problems with their liver and kidneys. Sesame is a beneficial, fortifying food in this regard.

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