Chia seeds have plenty to worry about: ambitious newcomers are entering the market like Basil seeds! Equally innovative and of high nutritional value, these tiny seeds, straight in from Asia, can not be ignored. So what is so amazing about them? You to want to know what they contain? Let’s have a look at them more closely.
Traditionally used in Chinese medicine and long associated with Ayurvedic practices for their digestive, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, basil seeds are widely present in the Asian market. In France they are still rare, but their global expansion is growing fast. Between 2013 and 2018, sales have almost tripled!
The Germans, Austrians and Slovaks understood that these seeds had plenty of potential and have been developing appetite-suppressants drinks based on basil seeds for many years.
An Appetite suppressant effect?
And yes! The secret to say goodbye to cravings in the middle of the afternoon, is to increase your fibre food intake and drink more water. Fibre is found in all fruits, vegetables, legumes and seeds.
Basil seeds contain up to 45% fibre. As a result, when they come into contact with water, they act like true sponges: swelling and tripling in volume. This is how basil seeds develop their satiation properties, not only cutting hunger, but also regulating blood sugar and cholesterol levels and regulating transit!
The nutritional benefits of basil seeds does not stop there! They are also rich in Omega 3, a fatty acid whose health benefits no longer need proving: anti-inflammatory, anti-cholesterol, it also contributes to healthy skin, eyes, brain and many more parts of the body .
And we still haven’t finished! Basil seeds contain 15% vegetable protein, making it an essential food for your vegetarian friends. They are rich in polyphenols, powerful natural antioxidants that help fight against oxidative stress and cellular ageing. They are also rich in calcium and are a source of magnesium and iron. What’s there not to like? You want to try some ?
These small seeds, which are timidly entering France, are still quite difficult to find in stores, but difficult does not mean impossible! Austrian beverages FRIYA BASILIC® SEEDS can be found in Nature and Discovery stores at a price of 1.95euros for 200ml. Otherwise the other basil seed products or basil seeds themselves can be found on the internet.
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