Summers this year are way too hot. According to reports, March 2022 saw heatwaves in various parts of India. The weather department has said temperatures broke all records, making this March India's hottest in 122 years since 1901. Meaning that, if you want to stay healthy, you have to stay hydrated. However for these extremely hot summers, you don't only need to stay hydrated but you need a little more than hydration as well as nutrition. And if you are in an extremely hot place, you must take extra care of yourself.
Expert nutritionist, Pooja Makhija took to her Instagram to share a cooler made with Sabja seeds.
She says, if you are in an environment with scorching heat and if you want to stay a little bit more hydrated and want more nutrition, you should try Sabja Seeds.
What Is Sabja Seeds?
Sabja Seeds are Sweet Basil Seeds. These teardrop shaped seeds absorb 4 times their dry weight in terms of water, forming a jelly like substance called hydrogel.
This not only replaces the electrolytes and the water that have lost in sweat. They also give you nutrition vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin K along with minerals, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron. It replaces food as well as water in your body. Also it keeps the stomach acid low which is sometimes triggered in extreme heat. This is called nutrition with hydration. You can see the video by Pooja Makhija here:
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How To Have Sabja Seeds?
You can have Sabja Seeds by following this easy process:
In a glass of water, soak 1-2 tablespoons of sabja seeds. The seeds will swell and form a gel-like substance. Drink this water and chew the seeds to gain the health benefits.
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Expert On Sabja Seeds
Dietician Reema Madhian, who has over 25 years of experience in the field of nutrition, shared her expert advice on consuming sabja seeds with Her Zindagi and here’s what she had to say:
"It is best to have sabja seeds soaked in water on an empty stomach every day. You can also have it with salads, curd or dal. In summers, I generally recommend taking sabja seeds with the seasonal fruits such as mango, strawberries and banana mashed with milk to make a wholesome dish. Add sugar to it if you like or go sugar free if you are aiming for weight loss with sabja seeds."
Have these summer foods to beat the heat:
- Bottle Gourd- Bottle Gourd or Lauki has a high water content as well as calcium, magnesium, Vitamin A, C, and folate, all of which are helpful to our bodies. To beat the heat, eat it or drink its juice on an empty stomach every day.
- Watermelon- Watermelons are almost 70% water, so a few juicy slices will keep you hydrated even on the hottest summer days. This sweet, juicy fruit is also beneficial to the stomach, aids in weight loss, and aids in the prevention of many common health concerns such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and common colds and flu.
- Curd- Curd is high in probiotics, so eating it on a daily basis keeps your digestive system running properly and protects you from gastrointestinal problems that might occur as a result of excessive heat.
- Cucumber- Cucumbers are high in nutrients such as Vitamins A, B, and K, as well as folate, all of which are beneficial to our health. It also contains a lot of water, which will keep you hydrated throughout the summer.
Stay hydrated and to stay updated about more such stories, stay tuned to HerZindagi!
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