Sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin. Both of these substances belong to a group of special beneficial fibers called lignans, and have been shown to have a cholesterol-lowering effect in humans, and to prevent high blood pressure and increase vitamin E supplies in animals. Sesamin has also been found to protect the liver from oxidative damage.
Cheese: Cheese is a very good source of protein and calcium. It is also a good source of phosphorus, iodine and selenium.
1 cup part-skim kosher ricotta cheese (or mawa/khoya)