The journey to weight loss can be a struggle. We have to maintain strict eating habits along with exercising regularly. Every little thing that we put in our body counts, whether it could be the glasses of water we drink or the number of roti we eat for lunch. Therefore, it is always better to make conscious decisions about our food and try to take steps towards a healthier lifestyle. One of the ways you can do this is by adding saunf water to your everyday routine. While saunf is popularly known to be eaten after a meal, saunf water can be had any time of the day!
According to Macrobiotic Coach and Nutritionist Shilpa Arora, "fennel seeds help in digestion and metabolism, leading better absorption of nutrients from food, hence fewer hunger pangs, further helping in weight loss. They are also quite effective in helping cure water retention, especially for women suffering from PMS. Infused fennel water is a therapy to cleanse the gut and is quite effective for people suffering from chronic constipation." Clearly, saunf is a multi-talented seed that can give many benefits. Why not make one of those benefits to be weight loss?
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How Does Saunf Water Help With Weight Loss?
May speed up the metabolism:
It is the metabolism that decides the rate at which our cell uses energy. Saunf infused may speed up the metabolism, especially when it is consumed on an empty stomach. This forces your body to metabolize food more quickly.
May suppress hunger:
Fennel seeds are a rich source of fibre. Saunf water prevents you from feeling hungry in the morning, making you feel naturally full. When you feel full, you are less likely to have hunger pangs and therefore you are less likely to cheat on your diet.
May detoxify the body:
Saunf is a natural detoxifier, it is why you have a habit of enjoying it after your meal. Saunf water is a healthy way to detoxify your body from various toxins and soothe your digestive system, making digestion easier.
May help with fat loss:
Eating saunf may help your body reduce fat storage. Fat storage can be reduced by improving the vitamin and mineral absorption of the body. Saunf helps do that.
May help with obesity
Saunf is full of antioxidants like phosphorus, selenium, zinc, manganese and more. Antioxidants are known to protect the body from free radicals. Free radicals are known to cause oxidative stress in the body. Oxidative stress can lead to obesity.
Time to add saunf water to your daily diet, here is how you make it!
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How To Make Saunf Water/ Fennel Seeds Water:
Making saunf water is very easy. You won't even have to switch on the stove to make this drink. You only need two ingredients, saunf/fennel seeds and water. Take 1-2 teaspoons of saunf and add it to a glass of water (100-200ml). Mix it well and let it sit overnight, make sure it is covered. Next morning, saunf water is ready! Drink it first thing in the morning.
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