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How To Use Sabja Seeds For Weight Loss, Staying Fit & More? - Times of India

Sabja seeds or basil seeds are black coloured seeds that are extremely rich in antioxidants, proteins, carbs fibre, and good fats that are beneficial for health and help in boosting immunity. These seeds are grown on medium-sized, tender herbs in the tropical and subtropical regions.

In cultivation for at least 5,000 years now, the benefits that sabja seeds hold have helped the seeds make their way to Indian, Italian, and Vietnamese cuisine including several desserts. They are easy to consume and if you are calorie-conscious then these seeds are perfect for you. When consumed with water, these seeds only deliver 40 calories with all the nutritional value. Given below are steps to consume sabja seeds with water and honey at home.

How To Use Sabja Seeds For Weight Loss, Staying Fit More? Soak the seeds in water for 30 minutes Add 10 ml lemon juice Mix 1 tsp honey 1 cup lukewarm water Consume it empty stomach

Step 1: Soak the seeds in water for 30 minutes

Soak the seeds in water for 30 minutes. When in water, these seeds shed their black colour and double up in size. A white transparent outer coating gets formed. Once the seeds have been soaked for 30 minutes in water, pour out the water and transfer the seeds to an empty glass.

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These basil seeds or sabja seeds are low in cholesterol and rich in fibre that aid the process of weight loss. Armed with antioxidants, sabja seeds are helpful in maintaining and developing healthy and glowing skin. These are mildly-fragrant seeds that can be had with water, served as topping on food and even banished on desserts. These seeds are also known for cooling the stomach and easing stomach related problems.

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These natural basil seeds contain more fibre and protein than the chia seeds. Naturally cultivated seeds are enriched with antioxidants, proteins and other nutritious elements needed for a fit life. These seeds can be served over ice cream, yoghurt, smoothies and more. The seeds are rich with digestive enzymes that help in the metabolism. The seeds contain Omega 3 oil which is essential for good heart health.

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Step 2: Add 10 ml lemon juice

After you have transferred the seeds to a glass. Add 10 ml or 1 tsp of lemon juice. Lemon juice adds the taste and goodness of lemon. Along with other vitamins and minerals, lemon juice adds Vitamin C.

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This lemon juice is made up of 33 natural lemons and can be used in everyday cooking. It can also be used for soft drinks, mocktails, and various veg and non-veg dishes. This is an extracted juice from naturally grown lemons. It comes in a small and handy bottle that can be carried around and stored easily.

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Once the above steps are done, add 1 tsp of honey for taste purposes. Honey and lemon juice will give a unique taste to the entire mix.

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This honey is 100% pure and contains zero added sugar. It meets all 22 parameters set for honey testing. A spoon of this honey with lukewarm water is one of the most natural ways to enhance metabolism. It contains natural antioxidants that are beneficial for the skin. Other nutrients in the honey are good for overall immunity.

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Step 4: Add 1 cup of lukewarm water Add 1 cup of lukewarm water to the mix that you have obtained thus far. Drink this mix every morning, empty stomach for weight loss results. You’d still have to do exercises and follow a diet plan to get the best weight loss results.

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Other FAQs

  1. When should I not have sabja seeds? Sabja seeds should not be consumed after you have undergone medical surgery. This is due to the properties of the seeds that slow down blood clotting. Blood clotting is necessary to heal surgical wounds.
  2. Are sabja seeds good for hair growth? Yes, sabja seeds are good for hair growth. These seeds contain iron, Vitamin K and proteins which are good for long and strengthen hair.
  3. Can I have sabja seeds every day? Yes, you can have sabja seeds every day. But do not expect a weight-loss miracle, you would have to tweak your diet and exercise to reduce belly fat.

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