How can tahini help reduce headaches and muscle pain?

Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
Thanks to its magnesium content -- Mother Nature’s muscle relaxant -- tahini, a spread made from sesame seeds, combats muscle tension, making it perfect for addressing headaches and muscle pain. Did you know that most of us don’t get sufficient magnesium in our diet? It’s true, but tahini makes getting this key nutrient easy and delicious. Look for it where you find nut and seed butters, or make your own at home from sesame seeds. You can spread it on whole-grain toast or drizzle it over baked sweet potato fries to get the pain-preventing power of magnesium.

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