Kalonji is an Ayurvedic herb that has many health benefits. It has various protective and healing powers and is known to cure many diseases. Apart from these, using kalonji seeds in your daily diet also aids weight loss! Surprised? Read on.
How do kalonji seeds aid weight loss
Kalonji is a rich source of fibre. Adding kalonji to your diet helps in satiating your taste buds for a longer duration. When you add kalonji in any dish, it increases its nutritional value. Kalonji contains nigellone, an antioxidant enzyme, which helps in controlling obesity and thus, also inhibits the symptoms that can lead to cancer.
Health experts also recommend kalonji oil for those who want to use kalonji to reduce weight.
Kalonji seeds and weight loss
If you want to lose weight and want better and effective results, here is the recipe for it. Take 3 mg of Kalonji in a spoon and swallow it with a glass of warm water. After this, eat a spoonful of natural honey.
A few recipes you may want to try
– A few kalonji seeds
– A lemon
Take a few kalonji seeds and a lemon.
Squeeze lemon over kalonji seeds, until the seeds are fully dipped.
Keep the cup under the sun and let kalonji seeds dry. It might take two-three days and once they are dried, consume 4-5 seeds with water in the afternoon and evening. You will see the results in one week. This remedy will help you reduce belly fat.
1 cup of masoor dal
2 tomatoes (chopped)
4-5 cloves of garlic (chopped)
2 green chillies (cut them into small pieces)
1 tablespoon of kalonji seeds
1 tablespoon of turmeric powder
2 tablespoons of coriander leaves (chopped)
Oil and salt according to taste
Put 2 cups of dal in a pressure cooker along with 2 cups of water. Add salt and turmeric powder in it and cook it on a medium flame. Switch off the flame after 2 whistles and then keep it aside. Take another pan and put oil in it and heat it. Now, add kalonji seeds and allow them to splutter. After that, add chopped garlic and sauté it for a few minutes. Now, add green chillies and tomatoes and let them fry until tomatoes become softer. Now add the cooked dal and mix it well. Keep the dal on medium flame for 3-4 minutes and garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.
Some other benefits of kalonji seeds
Other than weight loss, kalonji has various health benefits. It helps in treating asthma, cures burns and also relieves constipation. Apart from these, applying kalonji seeds on your hair along with olive oil and henna removes dandruff.
You must not take more than 4-5 seeds a day. This is because kalonji seeds tend to increase the element of Pitta in the body. Excessive consumption of kalonji seeds can cause three Ayurvedic doshas in the body.
Health experts do not recommend kalonji seeds for pregnant women. This is because its constituents can produce intense heat in the body (if used in excess), which can result in abortion.