FoodTahini in your coffee. The trendy additive for health?

Tahini in your coffee. The trendy additive for health?

Coffee with tahini - it's worth giving it a shot!
Coffee with tahini - it's worth giving it a shot!
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11:58 AM EDT, April 12, 2024

Today, we're excited to introduce you to a coffee additive that may not be on your radar yet. Up until now, this product has been primarily associated with dishes like hummus, halva, and various pastries. As of today, your morning coffee will be joining this esteemed group.

We're enthusiasts of enhancing coffee with various additives, but not the kinds you might think. We're not talking about flavored syrups, powdered creamer (or rather, its imitation), and other unhealthy ingredients that mask the bitterness of coffee yet contribute detrimental effects to your health. Why resort to those when coffee pairs so wonderfully with additives that are not only harmless but offer additional health benefits?

A trend gaining popularity recently is seasoning coffee with cinnamon, ginger, or cocoa. These are all great choices, yet we're excited to present something new and possibly unfamiliar to you: tahini. This distinctive ingredient, known for its roles in hummus and halva, makes an exceptional addition to coffee. Despite its high-calorie content, we advocate for its inclusion in a weight-loss diet. Let's delve into the reasons why.

Tahini — Why Should You Try It?

Tahini is simply a paste made from roasted and ground sesame seeds, requiring no further additions. Although it might surprise you, one teaspoon of tahini contains as much as 42 kcal. However, adding it to your coffee could aid in weight loss, thanks to the effects of fiber (plentiful in tahini) on the digestive system and bowel function. The outcome is straightforward: a prolonged feeling of satiety and increased calorie burning.

The Additional Benefits of Coffee with Tahini

Coffee with a teaspoon of tahini doesn't just facilitate weight loss; it also bolsters heart health. Sesame paste is an excellent source of vitamin B and minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, and fatty acids. It's important to highlight the antioxidants found in sesame seeds - flavonoids and phenols. Furthermore, tahini provides a significant amount of plant protein, vital for those on a vegan diet, and contains sesamol, an organic compound renowned for its antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Coffee with tahini is a powerful source of protein and fiber.
Coffee with tahini is a powerful source of protein and fiber.© Canva | redstallion
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