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Is sesame oil good for you?

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Sesame oil is good for you. It is full of polyunsaturated fat, the healthy kind of fat that cuts bad cholesterol. It is also low in saturated fat.

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Sesame oil is full of antioxidants, most notably two called sesamol and sesamin. Sesame oil is considered to be good for the body because it has the potential to lower blood pressure, which may be due to the power of the antioxidants. Cooking with sesame oil drastically lowered the blood pressure of patients in at least one research group. Switching to sesame oil as a primary cooking oil may reduce bad cholesterol and lower blood pressure, according to an American Heart Association report.

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