Sweet and warm with liquorice-like flavour similar to anise, fennel seeds are often used in Chinese and Indian spice blends. It is claimed that fennel seeds aid in weight loss by reducing cravings and keeping hunger away. The seeds also purportedly have the ability to improve nutrient absorption and decrease fat storage. Fennel is best consumed in the form of fennel seed water.
Here’s how to make fennel seed water:
METHOD 1: Bring the liter of water to a boil in a pot, you can also pour boiling water straight from the kettle.When the water begins to boil, throw the fennel seeds into them and immediately put out the heat. Cover the pot with a lid and let the water cool to room temperature. When the water has fully cooled, your fennel seed water is ready. All you have to do is transfer them to a jar that can be sealed tight, and drink it throughout the day.
METHOD 2: Get a glass jar, add in 2 tablespoons of fennel seeds and fill it up with 1 litre of water. Then, cover it with a lid and you can forget about it until the next morning. At first the seeds will be floating at the top, but by morning the seeds will be engorged with water and will have sunk to the bottom.
BENEFITS OF FENNEL WATER (IN TERMS OF WEIGHT LOSS)
- The seeds aids in blood purification.Fennel seed water helps clear out excess uric acid in the blood stream and breaks down bile. It promotes digestion of fats in the liver as well.
- Increases metabolism. Metabolism refers to the rate at which our cells use up energy from the food we eat. By boosting metabolism, calories in food are burned off faster in the body, aiding in fat loss.
- Natural appetite suppressant. Thinking of purchasing artificial appetite suppressing tablets? Consume natural fennel seeds/water instead. fennel seeds helps naturally quell appetite.
- Mildly diuretic. Fennel seed water has a mild diuretic effect and can help you keep alert and awake, minus the caffeine! Sipping the water throughout the day can help you keep alert and awake, giving you just enough motivation to get up and exercise, without the usual caffeine crash.
Warning: It is best to take a professional medical advice before starting any weight loss treatments.