Many people have issues with excess weight and try with different solution in order to get rid of it. Nowadays there are millions of different diet plans on the internet, and they all “promise” that you can lose weight in just 1 or 2 weeks. Well, we all know that’s not going to happen. Fortunately, there exists a powder which is amazingly helpful in the process of losing weight and which in addition, is able to prevent heart diseases, obesity, diabetes, and so on.
We are talking about the Cumin, a powder used for making curry powder, is the main ingredient that we will talk about in this article. It can be packed as chili powder and can be used in different kitchens.
Study Confirms – This Spice Boosts the Weight Loss Process
At the Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in Iran, there was conducted a survey about the effects of cumin in the process of losing weight. The survey included 88 women which were divided into two groups. The both of them were given the same diet plan which reduced their daily intake of calories to 500, which lasted for three months.
They also consumed 5 ounces of yogurt, but the only difference was that the first group used to add 1 teaspoon of cumin in it, while the other group didn’t add cumin at all. At the end of the regimen, the results showed that the group of women which consumed cumin lost even 3 pounds more in comparison to the other group. This survey confirms the benefits of cumin in burning fats. The cumin group managed to lose 13 pounds in total, while the non cumin group lost 10 pounds. What was more impressively, was the fact that the cumin group members decreased body fat percentage by 15%—almost triple the 5% loss posted by the control group—apparently due to the addition of the fat-burning spice.
Benefits from cumin research
The group that consumed cumin succeeded to significantly lower the levels of triglycerides and cholesterol, while the other group decreased them by 5% only. Consequently, the cumin consumers burnt more calories and reduced the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart attack. Besides for losing weight, cumin was proved to be really beneficial for human`s health as well. Researchers say that due to the phytosterols that inhibit the absorption of cholesterol in the body, cumin might also be able to boost the metabolism.
Benefits of using cumin
Here are some benefits that this healthy spice can provide:
– Asthma– cumin has the role of expectorant which loosens up the accumulated mucus and phlegm in the respiratory tract
– Common cold– since it is rich in vitamin C, cumin is able to boost the immunity and consequently, prevent infections and toxins
– Diabetes– lower the risk of hypoglycemia
– Insomnia– act as a relaxant and helps during sleepless nights
– Digestion– removes stomach aches and gas troubles
Recipe for Cumin Tea
Just follow the simple instructions and you’ll make this tea very easy.
1 tsp of cumin seeds
250 ml water
Put 1 tablespoon of cumin in a pot and put it on low heat for about 5-10 minutes. Then pour the water and let it boil. Cover it and let it simmer for 5 minutes. When done, strain the solution in a cup and drink the beverage warm. Optionally, add some honey or salt for better taste.
This healthy spice can provide many health benefits. So, why don’t you use it every day? It will be of a great favor, that’s for sure!