A Tahini Trip to The Middle East
I ended 2019 at We Care Med Spa in Palm Springs and one of the highlights was this tahini dressing recipe that their nutritionist Bridgette Becker taught us how to make. You can read more about my experience HERE
Tahini has a myriad of health benefits. Sesame seeds are anti-inflammatory and contain antioxidants called lignans which may lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Sesamin and other sesame seed antioxidants may help decrease inflammation and pain related to injury, lung disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Sesamin has also been studied in animals as a potential treatment for asthma, a condition characterized by airway inflammation.
Tahini contains compounds that may help protect your liver and kidneys from damage and protects the central nervous system. Tahini contains compounds that may improve brain function and decrease your risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases like dementia.
In test-tube studies, sesame seed components have been shown to protect human brain and nerve cells from free radical damage.
Sesame seed antioxidants can cross the blood-brain barrier, meaning they can leave your bloodstream and directly affect your brain and central nervous system.
One animal study suggests that sesame antioxidants may also help prevent the formation of beta amyloid plaques in the brain, which is characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.
Here is the delicious recipe!
- 1 jar organic tahini
- 2-3 cloves of organic garlic
- 1 bunch of organic curly parsley
- 6-7 frozen organic lemon juice ice cubes (I used 3 large cubes)
- 2.5 cups filtered water
- 1/2 bunch organic basil. (basil is so easy to grow! I grow it in my garden)
- 1/4 organic jalapeno
- 2 tablespoons organic white miso
Add all ingredients to blender and enjoy!