A lot of people misunderstand that sabja and chia seeds are the same, let me tell you it’s not. It’s true that they look quite identical but chia seeds are a mixture of grey, black, white, and even brown colored but not tone blacked, although sabja seeds seeds seeds are tone black with constancy, also sabja doesn’t take much time to soak but chia does. Not only this, they both contain varied nutritional supplements as well as disadvantages.
Health Benefits of sabja seeds:
- It is said to be great for weight loss
- It maintains blood sugar levels of the body
- It has cooling properties
- Said to be a good treatment for constipation and bloating
- Healthy for digestion
- Has calming elements (stress release)
- Could treat the common cold
- Enhances skin and hair
Side effects of Sabja seeds:
- Sometimes it can work opposite and may harm the digestion and can cause stomach problems
- Reaction on the skin, like ance or something
- Could reduce the blood sugar levels
- Can cause the loss of appetite
- May lead to headache
Uses of sabja seeds:
It is mainly consumed as Faluda although its intake is possible in milkshakes, can make its drink by soaking in water then adding mint or another flavor as per choice.
Note: It is better to have it on empty stomach, for better effects to aid weight loss. The amount should be two teaspoons (for one person) and soaked in an entire filled bowl of water. Children and pregnant women should avoid the consumption of sabja seeds.
Health benefits of chia seeds:
- It is a good source of high-quality protein
- Filled with antioxidants
- High in omega 3 fatty acids
- May reduces the risks of heart diseases and a few types of cancers
- The carbs present in it is said to be fiber
- Full of vitamins and minerals
- Effective for weight loss
Side effects of chia seeds:
- Can cause digestive issues
- May reduce blood sugar level
- Its consumption could be linked with Prostate Cancer
- Can react as allergies
Uses of Chia seeds:
The best way to consume chia seeds is by making pudding out of it. Although it can also be consumed as in shakes, smoothies, oatmeal, etc. You can make any flavor as per taste, it will mix up with anything.
Note: For effective nutrients and taste, it is better to soak them overnight in milk or water. About 20 grams of seeds are enough, you can have it anytime as it has the properties to keep you full. There is no study about whether it is safe to have during pregnancy or not.
However, everything has pros and cons. It’s your responsibility to see whether your body is capable of such intakes and with what amount. The recommendation of doctors will be great before going for its consumption.