A Powerful and Inexpensive Alternative to Almond Milk

A Powerful and Inexpensive Alternative to Almond Milk

Recently, I have stumbled upon a much less expensive but yet very powerful smoothie made without the use of almond milk or any of the more expensive milks.

Instead of using almonds, you can make your smoothie using sesame seeds with bananas, which still maintains a creamy and smooth texture, similar to that of almond milk. Sesame seeds are not only less expensive but are arguably even more potent than almonds. Listed below are some of the dominant minerals found in sesame seeds and their health benefits.

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Calcium
This mineral is necessary for bone health, regulates blood pressure, maintains the proper levels of alkalinity in the body, heart health, prevents kidney stones, and combats cancer. It also helps in the transfer of nutrients between cells.

Copper
Copper is found in key areas of the body such as the bones, brain, heart, kidney and liver. Without copper the body wouldn’t be able to produce or retain iron. Copper is one of the key elements involved in the production of Melanin, it stimulates the brain and is also used to improve the healing of wounds and treating osteoarthritis.

Iron
More iron means more oxygen, which directly contributes to a higher quality of life. Lack of iron is very detrimental for the body, it affects brain function, energy (anemia), fatigue, hemorrhage, transferring of oxygen, mood and many other important factors.

Magnesium
Magnesium is one of the most vital minerals in the human body. Lack of magnesium is linked to problems including coronary heart disease, insulin obstruction, low energy and osteoporosis. Magnesium is necessary for the utilization of calcium and the metabolization of glucose, which helps to prevent diabetes. Magnesium is also effective against depression, migraines and high blood pressure.

Manganese
Regulates blood sugar, supports proper function the thyroid gland, metabolism of fats, sex hormones and bones. Manganese helps with the absorption of calcium and healing process of sprains, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

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