For the past two decades, we are forgetting several foods that can be extremely important for our health. Gradually, diversity in our diet is getting lost due to which our immune system is getting weak. It is high time to bring back these lost foods and include them in our diet immediately for best results.
Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar suggests that one such lost food is athalya or jackfruit seeds. She writes, “They can be cooked as a sabzi or curry and eaten with rice. They can be steamed or roasted with some salt and pepper and makes for a delicious snack. Rich in minerals like Zinc, vitamins and fibre, they add diversity to your diet, strength to your tissues and flavour to an otherwise monotonous life.”
If you want to know in detail about the benefits of jackfruit seeds, then here is a list of benefits.
Jackfruits seeds are a great source of iron which can boost the amount of hemoglobin present in one’s body. This boosts immunity and also, increases the production of red blood cells. This is highly beneficial in treating and preventing anemia as well as other kinds of blood disorders. For best results, try having lukewarm water infused with jackfruit seeds.
Jackfruit seeds act strengthens the immunity system of the body and helps to prevent infections as it is full of anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Also, jacalin is a protein derived from the seeds of jackfruit that is known to strengthen the immunity against HIV virus strain. Apart from this, jackfruit seeds are beneficial for several other diseases including food-borne diseases and treat several types of fungal, bacterial and viral infections.
Jackfruit seeds are a great source of fiber, therefore, they are extremely beneficial to provide relief against constipation. Also, it helps in providing relief from flatulence, diarrhea, abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome as the antispasmodic properties present in jackfruit seeds reduce the release of harmful gases in stomach.
The best way to consume jackfruit seeds in order to get relief from indigestion is to sundry the seeds and then grind it into a powdery form. Store this powder and consume for instant relief.
Good For Eyesight And Hair
Jackfruit seeds are rich in several nutrients and vitamins including Vitamin A which is highly beneficial for eyes. Consuming boiled jackfruit seeds regularly can prevent from numerous eye related diseases and will keep your eyesight strong.
Apart from eyes, Vitamin A is also good for hair. Also, anti-microbial nature of these seeds can prevent various hair and scalp infections. It also prevents breakage of hair as it provides hair with certain nutrients that regulate blood circulation. Hair fall and breakage due to anxiety and stress also reduces as jackfruit seeds also help a person through the same.
Jackfruit seeds are extremely beneficial for your skin and can help you look young by fighting against wrinkles. In order to keep your skin happy and healthy, grind jackfruit seeds and mix the powder with milk and honey. Apply this paste regularly on your skin for best results.