How to use fennel seeds to shed weight?

Anethol, which is an organic compound found in fennel seeds, can control appetite. Photo: iStock/stockforliving

The incredible flavour and aroma of fennel seeds make Kerala's favourite jackfruit puzhukku and chicken curry the best combination. Fennel seeds might be tiny, but they have numerous health benefits. Even though fennel seeds taste nothing like asafoetida, adding a pinch of roasted fennel powder would give dishes the perfect flavour of asafoetida. Adding a tablespoon of fennel seeds to your morning tea could also help you lose weight quite easily. Here are a few of its health benefits:
Rich in antioxidant
Fennel seeds contain more than 87 unstable components including polyphenol antioxidants like rosmarinic acid, chlorogenic acid, quercetin and epigenetics. Polyphenol antioxidants are anti-inflammatory agents that are essential to maintain good health. Studies show that following a diet that is rich in these antioxidants would keep away heart ailments, obesity, cancer, neurological diseases and type 2 diabetes.
Controls appetite
Anethol, which is an organic compound found in fennel seeds, can control appetite. Meanwhile, research has shown that the same compound can also prevent cell growth in breast cancer cells.
Prevents bacterial infection
Fennel extract can prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and yeasts like Escherichia coli, staphylococcus aureus and candida albicans. 

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