Most people wouldn’t automatically think of sesame butter as a food that could help them lose weight, but it is in fact a great addition to any diet meant for losing weight and body fat. There are several things that make sesame butter an excellent addition to any weight loss program.
Health Valley Foods founder, nutritionist George Matejlan received a great deal of acclaim for his book, “The World’s Healthiest Foods.” In it, he points out the benefits of sesame seeds and sesame butter for those trying to lose weight:
“Nuts and seeds may even help those who want to lose weight. The combination of protein, fiber and healthy fats provided by nuts and seeds helps keep blood sugar levels stable, which helps keep us from getting hungry too soon after eating.”
Cut Unhealthy Fat and Calories from Your Diet
One of the most important changes to your diet when you’re trying to lose weight is cutting unhealthy fats and the calories they contain. Butter, margarine and most cooking oils contain saturated fats that are not only unhealthy for your waistline, but unhealthy for your heart.
By substituting sesame butter for milk butter, margarine and less healthy cooking oils, you’ll not only rid your diet of unhealthy fats but add a great source of the healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.
This is especially good news for dieters who don’t care for fish or who are unable to eat nuts, as fish and nuts are a primary source of these essential fatty acids.
Add Plant-Based Proteins to a Low-Fat Diet
Animal based proteins such as meat and poultry are the most common way for many to get the protein they need on a daily basis. Unfortunately, animal proteins are high in saturated fat and calories.
Two tablespoons of sesame butter contain 6g of healthy protein, which is as much as 12% of the protein most people need on a daily basis. All of that protein comes without the high calories, saturated fat of meat foods and is also free of hormones and other unsavory products found in today’s meats.
A Much Better Weight Loss Food than Nut Butters
Many dieters rely on nut butters, such as peanut butter or almond butter to get the satisfying taste and protein they love. Unfortunately, commercial products are loaded with sugar, added salt and many other unhealthy ingredients. Peanut oil is also one of the least heart-friendly oils.
Substituting almond butter for peanut butter isn’t much healthier. Most commercial almond butters contain other nuts as well, and have just as much sodium and sugar as your kids’ favorite commercial peanut butter.
Sesame butter is a seed butter, rather than a nut butter. While it adds a creamy texture and nutty flavor, it is far better for you and far better for your waistline, than even organic nut butters.
Losing weight isn’t easy, but it can be much easier and much tastier with pure, organic sesame butter.