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Aalvi, also known as Aliv, or Haleem seeds are garden cress seeds loaded with many health benefits and nutritional qualities. These seeds fall under the category of ‘functional foods’, that promote overall health and well-being while keeping diseases at bay, apart from providing nutrition. The tiny Aalvi or garden cress seeds pack a punch of benefits that cannot be underestimated. The seeds are most commonly roasted and added to soups, stews and salads. Here are seven health benefits of Aaliv seeds and how you can add them to your diet:
- Rich in proteins
- Treats constipation and indigestion
- Regulates menstrual cycle
- Boosts iron & haemoglobin
- Enhances breast milk production
- Treats cough & asthma
- Loaded with fibre
Just because Aaliv seeds provide a bounty of health benefits does not mean you should consume them in unlimited quantities. You can safely have one tablespoon or 12 grams of these seeds 2 to 3 times a week. Do not exceed the recommended dosage prescribed by your physician or doctor. Garden cress seeds also have trace amounts of goitrogens that can prevent proper absorption of iodine in the body.
There are various ways you can include Aalvi seeds in your diet. From aalvi undi to aalvi water and eating seeds on their own, you can include them in many ways.
Roasted Aaliv Seeds
Dry roast the garden cress seeds in a pan and let them cool. Then store them in an airtight container. You can sprinkle these seeds in your soups, salads and stews. Always remember to stay within the recommended limit.
Take 1 glass of water and soak 1 tablespoon of aalvi seeds in it overnight. The next morning, add 1 tsp fresh lemon juice to the water and drink. This will keep you energised, satiated and healthy!