5 healthy ways to include fennel seeds in your diet

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All of us have fennel seeds as a mouth freshener. All you need to do is have the seeds as they are or dry roast them and them eat them, especially after meals. Fennel seeds don’t just have mouth freshening properties.

They stimulate help ease digestion and assimilation of food and thus relieve symptoms like bloating, constipation and gas. Here is how you can eat fennel seeds in some interesting, healthy recipes.

Fennel sherbet: Before using fennel seeds, dry roast them on a pan till you get a sweet aroma. You could soak these fennel seeds in a glass of water overnight, strain the water and drink it. You could also put some fennel seeds in boiling water then cool it and then drink it. You could also add a bit of sugar or honey.

Fennel tea: Bring 1 cup water to a boil. Add 2 tsp powdered fennel, ½ tsp sugar and a bit of cardamom or star anise or clove, turn off heat, cover and steep for 5 minutes. Strain and garnish with mint leaves.

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