We all know that losing weight and continuing to progress is not easy. However, there is a powerful spice that will help you jump start weight loss as well as prevent heart diseases and obesity and improve your overall health. Fortunately, this powder is easily available and there is also study to prove and explain its multiple properties.
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 conducted a study with 88 obese women, divided into 2 groups. Both groups consumed the same amount of food and decreased their daily intake by 500 calories. The first group was also consuming mixture between 5 ounces of yogurt and 1 tsp of cumin. The women in the cumin group had lost an average three more pounds compared with those in the non cumin group after three month trial expired. The body fat of the cumin group was decreased by 15% which is 3 times more than the other group due to the addition of the far burning powder.
Cumin Health Benefits From The Research
The internal benefits are more important than the results of the study. The levels of harmful blood fats such as triglycerides and cholesterol decreased by 20 points within the women in the cumin group, while the non cumin group decreased by 5 points.
The first group also decreased the risk of obesity and heart diseases besides these members burnt more calories.
Due to cumin being rich in phytosterols which actually inhibit the absorption of cholesterol, it is able to temporarily increase metabolism rate.
These are the great reasons why you should implement cumin into your diet:
- Diabetes – it reduces the chances of hypoglycemia
- Digestion – By relieving gas troubles and from stomach aches, it aids in digestion
- Common Cold – It provides large amount of Vitamin C that defends against toxins and infections as well as boosting the immune system
- Asthma – It loosens up the accumulated mucus and phlegm in the respiratory system
- Insomnia – it is powerful relaxant that helps with sleepless nights.
Cumin Tea Recipe
- 250ml water
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
Step 1: Add 1 tsp of cumin seed in a vessel
Step 2: Place it on a little heat for 10 sec
Step 3: Fill the vessel with 250ml of water and allow it to boil
Step 4: Cover and allow the vessel to settle for 5 min after boiling
Step 5: Strainand enjoy it warm
Optional: Add a pinch of salt or a few tsp of honey according to taste
Give cumin a try and enjoy its beneficial effects to your precious body!
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