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Get Things Moving With Sesame and Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are loaded with Vitamin E, Manganese, and Selenium. Sesame seeds are also fortified with Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium. These nutrition facts definitively qualifies them as (hate to use this term) "superfoods".

You can also get up to 12 grams of dietary fiber from sunflower seeds and 1.1 grams from sesame seeds.

Go figure.....

Black Sesame Seed Remedy


In 1987, Dr. Mao Shing Ni of The Tao Of Wellness Clinic in California and nationally certified herbalist Cathy McNease of Yo San University co-authored a book on alternative treatments called "The TAO of Nutrition", in it, they recommended eating black sesame seeds for chronic constipation. Here's an excerpt from the book: "Grind black sesame seeds into a meal by using a small coffee grinder. Mix with dark honey into a small ball. Eat one three times a day dipped in rice wine."
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Black sesame seeds also provide nutrition and action on the liver, intestines, kidney, and blood.

Using sesame and sunflower seeds for constipation makes a lot of sense. If you like to eat seeds then this is one way you can add more fiber, vitamins and minerals to your diet and at the same time reduce your constipation. You can also prepare a sesame seeds soup with brown rice. Soak 10 parts of sesame seeds with 1 part brown rice in distilled water.
After about an hour, they should be soft, pour out the water grind them in a small food grinder to produce liquid. Finely strain the remaining liquid to remove any coarse particles. * Dilute liquid with distilled water and add some honey. * Cook on low heat until liquid becomes syrupy. * Drink two cups to relieve constipation in about an hour. Green peas and brown sesame seeds, when eaten, can help to lubricate your intestinal walls. This allows for quicker and more simpler digestive waste eliminations.
Sunflower Seed Remedy Sunflower seeds promote regularity. Use them raw shelled and unsalted every day. They contain omega-6 fatty acid just like olive oil. You can grind them and add them to your morning smoothie or to your homemade salad dressing. * Add them to your salad * Add them to your morning cereal I even included a sunflower seed drink recipe for you as well. Take 1-2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds. Grind them in a coffee grinder. Add them to a cup of boiling water. Sweeten this mixture with honey, maple syrup, or blackstrap molasses. Drink this combination morning and night to help you with you constipation. When you add ground sunflower seed to your salad dressing you can use sesame seeds at the same time. Use both of these seeds and experiment and find out how you like preparing them and eating them.

These two powerful and nutritious seeds can help you with your constipation issues and provide you with a wealth of health benefits as well. Try them out today!



Bonus below:

Here's a short excerpt of a video interview Cathy McNease did a couple years ago about healthy dieting.




1.) photo credit: yummysmellsca No Lack of Carbs! via photopin (license)


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