The cold and chilling season of winter has finally arrived and with that people have started finding ways to keep the body warm. In winter, the food, which we eat plays an important role in making our immune system strong and help it fight the winter. One such favourite food item of the winter is sesame seeds, which is known as til in the Hindi language. The best time to eat sesame is in winter as they contain good fats and, hence, are good enough to make you feel warm in winter. Let's take a look at why sesame seeds should be eaten in winter sweets like til ka laddoo, revadi, etc. Why Desi Ghee Should Be Eaten in Winter For Overall Good Health.

Sesame seeds are served as a traditional food during festivals like Lohri and Makar Sankranti. Til has the antioxidant property which helps boost immunity. It also helps in reducing high blood pressure. Sesame seeds go well along with jaggery, the combination of these two food items enhances their nutritional value. Jaggery, which is known as Gur in Hindi also makes the body warm and is also considered as the winter superfood. Gondh or Edible Gum Health Benefits: Not Just During Pregnancy, Here's Why Eating Gondh Ke Laddoo During Winters Is a Great Idea.

Why Sesame Seeds Should be Used in Winter Sweets 

Sesame seeds are a rich source of minerals, calcium, zinc, magnesium, iron, manganese and copper. They also contain essential micro-nutrients like Vitamin B1 & Vitamin E. Sesame seeds can be used to prepare sweet delicacies like til ka laddoo, til gur barfi, revadi and gajak.

Til ka Laddoo Recipe

Til Gur Barfi Recipe

Gajak Recipe 

Revadi Recipe

Sesame seeds are indeed good for health and best to be eaten during winter. However, sweet dishes prepared out of it also contain some calories, therefore, they should be eaten in moderation to avoid weight gain. Along with these sweet dishes, it is also necessary to eat fresh winter vegetables loaded with vital nutrients to keep yourself healthy and fit in the cold season.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Dec 14, 2019 09:00 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website