Consuming the oil daily for two months could improve the function of veins and arteries, per a new study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Why? It’s rich in two antioxidants, sesamin and sesamol. These compounds may enhance production of nitric oxide, which helps dilate blood vessels and keep them pliable.
Sesame oil breaks down when exposed to high heat, so add at the end of cooking or use in cold dressings and sauces.