Sabja seeds or Basil seeds are black seeds which look a lot like Chia seeds. These super healthy seeds are of Indian origin but are different from Holy Basil (Tulsi). Packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals, Sabja seeds possess several incredible health benefits.
They contain no calories and here are 7 fascinating benefits of having Sabja seeds.
1.Good Sources of Minerals.
Sabja seeds are packed with minerals. They contain calcium and magnesium, which are essential for strengthening your bone and muscle health. They are also rich in iron, which are required for red blood cell production. They are also great for people who don’t consume meat or dairy products.
2.Relieves in Constipation.
Sabja or Basil seeds work as a natural detox agent for the body. They regulate smooth bowel movement and the presence of certain oils in the seeds help in relieving gas from the stomach. And, since, they are loaded with fiber, they also help in treating diarrhea and constipation.
3.Aids in Weight Loss.
Sabja seeds are loaded with fiber and hence gives you a feeling of fullness for a longer time. The presence of omega-3 fatty acids boosts your metabolism and helps you in losing weight faster.
4.Controls Sugar Levels.
The dietary fiber present in Sabja seeds, makes them great for controlling blood sugar levels. Research and studies proves that, soaking sabja seeds overnight and drinking them with water or milk in the morning promotes insulin levels in the body.
5.Reduces Body Heat.
Sabja seeds are essentially summer foods. They are loaded with coolants that help your body to fight off the summer heat. Not just in lowering the body heat, but they also help you ease to ease aches or ulcers in the stomach.
Sabja seeds don’t just have calming effect on the body, but also on the mind. They reduce strees, tension, and anxiety making your mind happy. A glass of water mixed with sabja seeds every day in the morning will reduce the anxiety levels in your body and calm your hormones down.
7.Good for Hair and Skin.
They are packed with antioxidants, which promote the skin health and help in the formation of new skin cells. They help in treatment of several skin diseases. They also promote hair health and prevent hair loss. They prevent inflammation on the hair scalp and help in hair growth.
Ways to use Sabja/Basil Seeds:
Sabja seeds have no flavour and hence can be blended easily into several foods.
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