Everyone knows that losing weight is a difficult process. However, there is a powerful spice which will boost the weight loss process by 3 times, and it will also improve your health as well, prevent obesity and heart diseases.
The Magical Powder -Cumin
This spice is usually used grounded in curry powder. It is sometimes pre-packed as chili powder in grocery stores and is related with all different types of cuisines. It can be actually prepared with everything, from tea to Indian curry.
The Research and Cumin
The University of Medical Sciences in Iran performed a study on 88 obese women in two groups that consumed the same amount of food and reduced their daily calorie intake by 500 calories. The first group consumed 5 ounces of yogurt and 1 teaspoon of cumin, and the results showed that this group lost three extra pounds compared to the other group after three months. Their body fat was also reduced by 15%, 3 times more compared to the other group.
Benefits from cumin research
The study uncovered many health benefits of the spice. Cumin managed to reduce triglyceride and cholesterol levels by 20 points in the cumin group, while the other group only experienced a 5-point drop. The risk of obesity and heart disease was also reduced in the cumin group besides the apparent weight loss.
The medical experts also claim that this spice can can inhibit cholesterol absorption thanks to its phytosterol content, and it can also increase your metabolism rate, although temporarily.
The other health benefits of cumin:
This amazing healthy spice has many benefits and some of them are:
Digestion – it improves digestion and relieves gasses and stomach ache
Diabetes – it reduces the chances of hypoglycemia
Insomnia – this super healthy spice works like a relaxant and it can improve your sleep
Common cold – cumin will boost your immune system and it is a great source of Vitamin C, which can prevent infections and many other diseases.
Asthma – this spice acts like an expectorant. It has the ability to loosen the phlegm and mucus in the respiratory tract.
Cumin reduces the risk of hypoglycemia.
- 1 tsp of cumin seeds
- 250 ml water
Add the seeds in a small bowl, and put it on heat for 10 seconds. Then, pour the water and let the mixture boil.After it boils, remove it from heat and cover it it with a lid and allow it to steep for 5 minutes, before straining the tea and drinking it warm. You can add salt or honey to taste.
Make it ,try it and enjoy in all health benefits of this amazing spice!