Why I Now Cook with SESAME Oil as Much as Possible (Hidden Benefits)
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this videos gonna show you why you need to be adding sesame oil to your diet why you should be cooking with sesame oil why you should be utilizing tahini I didn’t always believe this right you look at some of my older videos you might even see that I kind of poopoo sesame a little bit but now the science is just earth-shattering so this video is going to cover a lot of things going to cover the unique antioxidant properties that actually do some really powerful things it’s gonna cover how sesame oil quite literally at a genetic level can help you burn more fat but there’s also a fun little thing we’re gonna talk about in this video about how sesame oil can increase alcohol tolerance by increasing enzymes that process alcohol and that’s just the tip of the iceberg we’re gonna have a lot of fun with this video so let’s go ahead and dive in stick with me through the whole thing and please do make sure you hit that red subscribe button and then hit the little bell icon so you get 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becomes toxic so sesame oil is an omega-6 it’s high in linoleic acid which is going to go bad inside your body so at first glance we say we don’t want that but now I cook with it almost every single day and I use it all the time because I know the science it is unique because it has specific antioxidants that protect those fragile fats we have sesamum we have sessom Bolen and then when toasted it turns into sessom mole those aren’t super super important in terms of the names but basically what it means is these antioxidants make it so that those fats don’t turn rancid it protects them so the study that was published in journal Food Science and Technology took a look at linoleic acid okay the fragile fat and it looked at how it would oxidize by itself and how it would oxidize if it was in conjunction with the antioxidants that are naturally in sesame guess what the antioxidants that were naturally in sesame made it so that virtually no oxidation occurred the fragile fats remained totally intact and totally safe now I’m a nutrition nerd so I get excited about this but I want you to get excited about this too because this is insanely earth-shattering science it really is we just found a way to protect the most fragile fats that are normally so volatile they can either be good really good but once they go rancid they’re really bad then we look at other studies where we go beyond the biochemistry and we see that people that have 40 grams of sesame seeds for eight weeks end up having a 30% reduction in MD a levels which is the master overall indicator of reactive oxygen species and stress in the body 30% reduction it showed you how powerful these antioxidants are so sesame is not really about the oil it’s more so about the antioxidants that protect the oil but let’s take it a step further because you all want to burn fat I know I do and spec that’s a big part of why this channel exists well it turns out that sessom in which again one of the antioxidants that’s in sesame activates specific genetic coding that turns on fat burning enzymes that simply means that beta oxidation where our body takes fat out of the bloodstream and turns it into fuel ends up getting up regulated because we turn it on at the genetic level because of sessom in what who would have ever thought that sesame can literally turn a genetic switch that makes us burn more fat but if you’re someone that likes to go out and maybe have a drink every now and then well it turns out that sesame can improve your alcohol tolerance because it improves the levels of alcohol dehydrogenase by 40 percent forty percent increase in how you can metabolize and develop a just overall utilization of alcohol so it ends up making it so you can handle your alcohol better it’s pretty epic when you look at it like that and then for those of you that are concerned about cholesterol don’t even get me started there okay it turns out that if you consume sesame regularly once again they see an average decrease of LDL cholesterol by ten percent now you might be wondering Thomas you talked about cholesterol not being bad and it’s not the point is you’re not going to hurt anything by lowering your LDL you could potentially only be helping things so lowering your LDL is a result of the fact that the polyphenols that are in sesame allow the excretion of dietary cholesterol you push cholesterol out of your body so now how do we use this like I promised the beginning of this video how do we apply this well what you do is you cook with light sesame oil okay because here’s the thing when you toast sesame oil it actually becomes even more powerful because you convert some of the antioxidants into different antioxidants that are even more protected so toasted sesame oil is better definitely better so why wouldn’t you cook with it well because it’s already toasted you don’t want to burn it if you toast sesame oil and you burn it too hot and sure you can mess it up so you cook with light sesame oil because it ultimately turns into toasted and then when you’re done with your dish you’re done with your stir-fry stuff like that you drizzle toasted sesame which has a nice flavor on it sesame oil is so inexpensive and it just works perfect so you could add it here daily like see tomorrow
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I LOVE SESAME OIL!! I want to share some amazing research I’ve come across surrounding sesame oil, explain why I now LOVE to cook with it! Let’s dive in and I’ll see you in the COMMENTS!!
Sesame Breaks the PUFA Rule!
It’s common knowledge among nutrition nerds that fat sources rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are unstable, have low smoke points, are prone to oxidation, and cause inflammation.
Sesame seeds, sesame oil, and tahini (sesame butter), which are equal parts linoleic acid (PUFA) and oleic acid (MUFA), break these rules! Why?…
The PUFA in sesame are protected by powerful natural antioxidants called (1) sesamin and (2) sesamolin. What’s more, as sesamolin is heated, it is thermally converted into an even more powerful antioxidant called (3) sesamol! This means that, even when you heat sesame oil (or use toasted sesame oil), the fragile PUFAs are protected more so than in other PUFA-rich foods.
The powerful PUFA-protecting effects of sesamin, sesamolin, and sesamol, have been demonstrated repeatedly, including in a paper published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology 2015 (
Sesame Oil: Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory
If the biochemistry isn’t enough for you, that’s fair. Theory is one thing and live biological applications are another. There have been numerous studies proving that sesame oil, sesame extracts, and even tahini also protect against oxidative stress and inflammation in people. For example, a study conducted in fifty osteoarthritis patients, and published in the journal Health Promotion Perspectives 2014 ( found that supplementing with only 40 grams of sesame seeds for 8 weeks lowered the go-to blood marker of oxidative stress (malondialdehyde, MDA) by a remarkable 30% (by comparison the control group exhibited a non-significant increase in MDA) and improved patients’ inflammatory symptoms!
A study published in Life Sciences 2006 ( even found that sesame increases the antioxidant capacity of the brain in mice (this study had to be conducted in mice because looking into the brain requires sacrificing the study subjects).
Sesame, Phytosterols, & Heart Health
Sesame is rich in phytosterols, which is like the plant version of cholesterol. Phytosterols block the dietary absorption of cholesterol (as does sesamin, for that matter). In effect, this means sesame should make you excrete excess dietary cholesterol and lower your blood cholesterol. Studies in rodents and in humans demonstrate this is, indeed, the case, including the Heath Promotion Perspectives 2014 study (above), in which LDL cholesterol levels dropped in sesame-supplemented patients by 10%!
Sesame Burns Fat
Not only does sesamin prevent oxidative stress and inflammation and block excess cholesterol absorption, it also helps burn fat and increase alcohol tolerance! A DNA microarray study performed on rats and published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry 2005 ( found that sesamin increases the genetic expression of “β-oxidation associated enzymes,” those genes coding for the proteins whose job it is to metabolize fat
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