In winter, people turn towards many different sources of food to provide warmth to their bodies. For generations, Indians have been consuming Til (or sesame seeds).
The winter season brings many things to binge on. We have so many choices left to us, from Gajar ka Halwa to Chikki and Gondh Ke Laddoo.
If you are having a question in mind about why in winter, we indulge in such food items?
Well, the answers are not just limited to the availability and accessibility to these items; in fact, it is more than that. The ingredients used to make dishes in the winter season nourish us from within by providing warmth and energy, which helps to fight the cold season.
For instance, in Gondh Ke Ladoo, we use the gondh (edible gum) along with dry fruits and many more other ingredients which keep our body warm.
On the other hand, we have some winter-special delicacies such as til barfi, til chikki, til ke laddoo, and many more; the most common ingredient among these is “Til” or Sesame seeds as many know them.
Sesame Seeds are a storehouse for many nutrients, and it is considered a superfood. There are healthy fats like polyunsaturated fatty acids and Omega-6, zinc, iron, calcium, vitamin E, magnesium, and dietary fiber found in it.
Now we have talked about the Sesame Seeds and their benefits, but furthermore, we will talk in detail about what are the benefits of consuming “Til” or Sesame Seeds in the Winter season.
1. Helps in Boosting Energy
In order to knock off the winter chills, one should consume til (sesame seeds) as it is filled with healthy fats, which provide warmth and energy to our body.
2. Digestion Booster
There are many gut-related issues that one faces in winter, which include acidity and indigestion. According to the experts, the oil which is found in til (sesame seeds) is known to lubricate the intestines, which helps in better digestion of food, and the fiber found in til helps to smoothen bowel movements.
3. Beneficial for Skin Health
During the winter, our skin drys easily, which could be prevented if one consumes “til.” Also, the oil found in ’til’ is antioxidant-rich and is rich in anti-inflammatory properties, which are known to heal skin health.
4. Good for Bones Health
In winter, many people face the problem of joint point and bone-related problems. However, it is said that the calcium in sesame seeds provides a reduction in pain and has anti-inflammatory properties.
5. Immunity Booster
We catch many infections and diseases in the winter season, which could be prevented by the consumption of ‘Til’ or Sesame Seeds as they have several essential minerals and vitamins in them, which promote immunity.
This further leads to the nourishment of our bodies from within and helps us fight against any disease or infection during the winter weather.