1.Psyllium husk or isabgol is rich in soluble fibre. This fibre helps in reducing appetite, improving digestion and cleansing the system. An excellent choice for healthy weight loss.
2. Basil seeds (tulsi seeds) and gum acacia/gum arabic (gondh) are helpful to reduce toxicity and internal inflammation, one of the causes of obesity. Gum arabic was shown to reduce body mass index and body fat percentage too.
3.Black cumin seeds or shahi jeera help in reducing blood pressure, supporting healthy digestion, and treating diarrhea. This variety of jeera has high content of antioxidants. It also has antidiabetic and antiinflammatory properties.
4. Cinnamon or dalchini is good for the heart since it helps to reduce levels of total cholesterol, LDL or bad cholesterol and triglycerides, while improving HDL cholesterol. It has an active compound methyl hydroxy chalcone polymer (MHCP)which mimics insulin. Cinnamon helps stimulate fat cells in diabetic individuals to respond to insulin, enhancing the removal of glucose from the blood.
5. Fennel fibres or saunf fibres bind to bile salts (produced from cholesterol) and decreases their reabsorption in the colon. This action helps lower bad cholesterol levels.
6. Fenugreek or methi seeds have oestrogenlike properties; it helps in PMS and eases menopausal symptoms.
7. Ginger acts as an antiinflammatory agent that helps reduce swelling and inflammation in people suffering from thyroid problems or arthritis. It helps in weightloss and maintaining healthy blood sugar. It helps with chronic indigestion.