Fennel seeds, also known as saunf, have been linked to various health benefits and have been used for treating various ailments. The common spice is commonly used in the form of mouth fresheners and to add a nice and pleasant flavor to various dishes.
Fennel has list of nutritional values. It is a good source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. It also contains potassium, molybdenum, manganese, copper, phosphorus and folate.
Calcium, pantothenic acid, magnesium, iron and niacin too are found in it. A tablespoon of saunf has around 20 calories, 1gm of protein, 3gm of carbs and 2gm of fiber.
Fennel is a good source of iron and an amino acid called histidine. These help in the manufacture of haemoglobin, and prevents anemia.
Fennel seeds are also known for its ability to protect you from various health problems, including stomach gas and other digestive issues. The components of essential oils present in fennel triggers the secretion of digestive juices and enzymes which in turn paces up the process of digestion. This helps to reduce bloating of the belly due to flatulence (excessive gas formation). Inflammation of the stomach and the intestine is reduced by fennel and facilitates maximum absorption of nutrients from the digested food.
But, did you know that saunf is also used as an effective remedy for weight loss? Yes, that’s right! Being super-rich in vitamins and minerals, saunf can actually help you to lose those stubborn kilos if consumed regularly.
Fennel seeds help to cure water retention and they can also help you to lose weight. It is claimed that these seeds reduce cravings and keep you feeling fuller for a longer period of time. Saunf also helps in boosting metabolism and help you to shed those extra kilos.
All you need to do is take one or two teaspoons of fennel seeds and add them in a glassful of water and leave it overnight. Drink it in the morning on an empty stomach.
Take one teaspoon of fennel seeds and add them in hot water. Make sure you do not boil them as boiling may kill most of its nutrients. Cover and let it rest for about 10 minutes and then drink it three times a day.
Enjoy the goodness of fennel seeds and lose weight in a healthy way. Don’t forget to complement it with a proper healthy diet and exercise.
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