New Delhi: People of all age groups tend to develop eyesight issues due to their modern lifestyle.
They spent significant time in front of screens, be it laptops, televisions or smart phones, which result in damaging the retina.
A majority of vision problems arise due to the absence of a well-balanced diet and lack of nutritious food. Hence, eyes require a number of key nutrients to function properly and sesame seeds are one such item with both nutritive and preventive properties.
Sesame has been cultivated in India since years, and these seeds can be consumed in raw, dried, as well as roasted forms.
Omega 6 Fatty Acids protects one's eyes and other cells in the body from deterioration. These are not generated by body, so one has to take them through diet or supplements and sesame is rich in same.
Sesame seed oil, also known as gingerly oil, is a good source of various nutrients, including flavonoid, phenolic antioxidants, omega-6 fatty acids, dietary fiber, and vitamins. Hence, consuming sesame seeds act as a stimulant in nourishing the eyes.
Ssidharth Goel, the director of KNG Agro Foods said, "Regularly massaging eye lids with sesame oil helps in improving blood circulation in eyes. It also helps in erasing dark circles and wrinkles."