Benefits of chia seeds: Chia seeds are full of important nutrients. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids help raise HDL cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke. They also aid in weight loss and prevent digestive disorders.
Benefits of basil seeds: Basil seeds are reported to have antioxidant, anticancer, antiviral, antibacterial, antispasmodic, and antifungal properties.
Tukh Malanga Benefits for Weight Loss
They help in lowering cholesterol and blood sugar too. One of the most interesting benefits of tukh malanga seeds is their calming and stress-relieving properties. They are good for the skin and hair too.
While both seeds offer certain nutritional benefits, it’s generally thought that chia seeds are ‘better’ as they contain antioxidants, fiber, calcium, protein, and many other key minerals.
How to consume chia Seeds
Once soaked, chia seeds form little gelatinous balls. If you don’t like that texture, sprinkle them on your food just before eating, though they may stick in the mouth and throat. Just 1 tablespoon of chia seeds gives you 5 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein, as well as magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, and omega-3s, and has just 60 calories.
We feel that the best way to consume chia seeds is to add them to water and allow them to soak and swell overnight; then add them to your cereal/porridge for breakfast. Many people we know have converted to eating chia seeds puddings for desserts at night, definitely a healthier option.
How to consume basil seeds or tukh malanga
Easily available in Pakistan, tukh malanga seeds are definitely a cheaper option and while they may not have any many nutritional properties as chia seeds, they are a preferred choice through summer, when temperatures rise. Basil seeds are most popular for their cooling properties and are used most of all in Ramzan when they are added to limopani or Rooh Afza to maximize the cooling effect. Like Chia, tukh malanga seeds are best soaked before consumed and can even be added to water and consumed for weight loss.
Tukh malanga seeds are best used to aid in weight loss as they detox the digestive track while giving the stomach a full feeling, but they are also packed with nutrients and minerals that help control diabetes and blood pressure. So, which seeds will you be adding to your daily diet? via thenews