We all know how hard it is to lose weight – it’s a difficult and lengthy process. However, there is a particular spice which can easily dissolve stubborn fat and increase your weight loss by three times!
Cumin is a yellow powder which can eliminate fat, accelerate weight loss and reduce your cholesterol levels.
The magical powers of cumin
Cumin seeds are an Indian spice which is often added to numerous dishes or grounded and used in curry powder. Besides it’s nice aroma and flavor, cumin possesses numerous health benefits such as accelerating weight loss.
A study conducted at Iran’s Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in 2015 included 88 overweight or obese women divided into 2 groups. Both groups decreased their daily intake of calories by 500 for a period of 3 months, with one group consuming a teaspoon of cumin seeds mixed with yogurt on a daily basis. The results showed that the group that consumed cumin lost 3 pounds more on average than the other group for a period of 3 months. Besides losing more weight, the cumin group also managed to reduce their body fat percentage by 15%, while the other group lost only 5%.
Although the control group lowered their body fat by 5%, the levels of triglycerides in the cumin group were reduced by 20 points, and also reduced their cholesterol levels by half. The cumin group reduced their risk of heart disease and obesity as well, and burned more calories by consuming cumin. According to the authors of the study, this is due to the presence of phytosterols in cumin, compounds which inhibit cholesterol absorption in the body and increase the metabolism rate.
Cumin has been found to reduce inflammation, cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and blood glucose levels, but it may also have anti-cancer effects. Results from preclinical trials have shown that cumin can inhibit cervical and colon cancer, while other studies have shown that it can improve the memory function and has a wide range of antimicrobial properties.
In addition to this, cumin can also help in cases of insomnia, asthma, colds, digestive problems and diabetes.
Cumin tea recipe
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
250 ml. of water
Add the cumin seeds in a pot and heat them on a stove for 5-10 seconds, then pour the water in and bring the mixture to a boil. Now, cover the pot and leave it for 5 minutes, then strain it and enjoy your cup of cumin tea. If you want, you can add a teaspoon of honey or salt to taste.
If you want to accelerate your weight loss and reduce the risk of obesity and heart disease, why not give cumin a try?