Sabja/ Basil Seeds - 200 gms
Consuming Basil seeds, also known as Sabja seeds had become one of the healthiest trends all over. They are basically the “New Superfood”. They are loaded with various amount of nutrients, and also help in losing weight! Basil seeds are also known as Great Basil, Falooda, Subza, Tukmaria, Thai Basil Seeds too.
They not only help in losing weight but also help in controlling blood pressure, increase immunity, treat acidity, relieve bloating and of course help you to lose out on that fat. These seeds are tear shaped and black in colour. The seed is also high in calcium and magnesium too.
The amazing benefits of the Basil Seeds are as follows:
Reduce belly fat
Due to the large presence of fiber. Sabja is widely known to lose weight and reduce belly fat. Consumption of these seeds will make you feel full, which will further prevent overeating and snacking on high calories snack. Apart from this, your body will receive various vitamin and minerals highly responsible for weight management which includes, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, Vitamin - A, B, E & K. This will also lead to appetite control.
Soaking the seeds in Warm water for 15 minutes will reduce the belly fat quickly.
The antioxidants present in the Basil seeds help to free radicals, dark spots, blemishes, acne. Regular intake of the edible seeds will lead to anti aging.
The seeds are known to reduce bad cholesterol levels. This is done by cholesterol absorption in the gut. It will also reduce all heart-related diseases. You can also add a combination of flax seeds too.
Regulation of Blood Sugar Level
Sabja helps in regulating the blood sugar level, due to high fibers. Great for Type 2 Diabetes as it will help to control the insulin and glucose levels. Many studies have also proved that Sabja Seed helps in lowering the blood sugar in the body.
Anxiety? A perfect and simple solution includes a glass of water filled with Sabja seeds. It is known to uplift the mood, reduce depression, migraine headaches.
As mentioned earlier, these wonderful seeds are filled with a variety of vitamins and minerals which include copper, magnesium, manganese and other elements which prevent Osteoporosis. This helps in bone mineral density. And makes you feel young, as you age!
Recommended usage: Generally 1 Tsp. with water.
A word of caution: Children and pregnant women should avoid consuming sabja seeds. Young kids could choke on these seeds if they are not mixed with water. In the case of pregnant women, these seeds are known to lower down the levels of estrogen in the body. It is best to consult your doctor if you’re pregnant or suffering from any other ailments before adding sabja seeds to your diet.