The Best Dairy-Free Ways to Get More Calcium #11: Sesame Seeds

When it comes to Asian dishes, there are few things that I enjoy as much as a sprinkling of sesame seeds over General Tsao's chicken, beef broccoli, and all of the other delicious meals! Sesame seeds contain about 88 milligrams of calcium per tablespoon of seeds, meaning you can get about 9% of your Daily Value of this important bone-strengthening nutrient. With a few tablespoons of these seeds in your food, you can add a lot more calcium to your daily diet. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Source: lehighvalleylive.com[/caption] You'd be amazed by all that sesame seeds can do for you! Not only are they rich in calcium, but they have been proven to:
  • Improve digestion and boost intestinal health
  • Improve skin health--they're rich in zinc, which increases collagen production
  • Lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure
  • Improve overall heart health
  • Prevent diabetes
  • Reduce your risk of certain types of cancer thanks to their high antioxidant content
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Alleviate asthma
  • and so much more…
Truly, these little seeds are amazing!  
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Resources: http://greatist.com/health/18-surprising-dairy-free-sources-calciumhttp://www.care2.com/greenliving/20-health-benefits-of-sesame-you-wont-believe.html

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