How to use sesame seeds (til) for weight loss? 3 ways it can help you lose weight
How to use sesame seeds for weight loss? 3 ways it can help you lose weight   |  Photo Credit: Getty
- Sesame seeds are a healthy food ingredient that are usually used as topping or in sweets
- Here is how they can help you lose weight, and how you can add them to your diet for weight loss
- Our ancestors knew the importance of these energy-generating foods and had therefore incorporated them in festival rituals, like til-ladoos made for Makar Sankranti or Lohri etc
New Delhi: Obesity and being overweight, or not in the healthy range of BMI can be a risk factor for many health conditions. Many people, all around the world, try all sorts of things to lose weight. While some are successful, others fall in the trap of fad diets and trends, that yield no results.
One of the surest ways to lose weight is to eat healthily and follow a proper exercise routine. Not only does eating healthy and natural help you lose weight, but it also keeps you healthy in other ways. Similarly, an exercise routine is linked with feeling happier, better mental and physical health, apart from helping in weight loss.
Almost all natural foods can help you in losing weight in one way or the other, and one such food is the sesame seeds. A popular ingredient in Laddoos and sweets, sesame seeds are popularly consumed during the winter season. Here is how they can help you lose weight.
Sesame seeds are rich in fibre – Almost all seeds and nuts are rich in fibre, which makes them fit for a weight loss diet. Foods rich in fibre make you feel fuller for longer, thus keeping hunger pangs at bay.
Sesame seeds are rich in protein – Protein is extremely important for building muscle mass, and also plays an important role in keeping you fuller for a longer time.
Sesame seeds help the body release fat-burning enzymes – According to studies, sesame seeds promote the production of fat-burning enzymes in the body, which can help you lose weight.
How to use sesame seeds for weight loss?
Sesame seeds are very versatile and can be used in various ways to lose weight. You can scatter them on any dish like salads, sandwiches, etc. You can also add them to sweets to give them a crunchy, tasty twist. Til ladoos or til patti (gajak) fall in this category. Sesame seeds can also be coupled with other seeds like chia, poppy seeds, etc and eaten as a snack.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.