Losing weight can be quite a challenge for some unless the right ingredients are included in the weight-loss plan.
According to latest research, spices can be an effective ally in fighting excess weight. To be more specific, cumin is one of the most beneficial food additives for setting your body into fat-burning mode, while reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the body in a completely natural way. Scientist believe that its seeds can improve your health in a number of way – reduce body fat, detoxify the liver, lower blood pressure, improve digestion, treat fluid retention and relieve skin conditions.
As found in an Iranian study, the medicinal properties of cumin are linked to its high content of thymoquinone, the most important bioactive ingredient found in cumin seed oil.
Cumin has powerful antioxidant effects, which protect the liver, kidneys, stomach and the digestive system. In addition, it also has anti-diabetic and anti-cancer properties, and is great for strengthening the immune and fighting harmful microorganisms in the body.
Cumin and Obesity
Obesity is the modern disease that typically results from unhealthy and sedentary lifestyles. What is more terrifying is the fact that obesity seriously compromises a person’s health, and leads to immune malfunction as well as cardiovascular disease.
A number of studies confirm that cumin can successfully prevent these health conditions owing to the fact that it stimulates continual weight loss.
Nutritionists recommend that traditional herbal ingredients, including cumin, green tea and black Chinese tea should be incorporated into every weight loss regime. Most importantly, regular consumption of cumin, especially if combined with regular workout, can lead to a significant weight loss in less than two months.
As found by an Iranian study that included randomly selected overweight women, a combination of cumin with aerobic exercises leads to great weight loss results, and lower cholesterol levels. This regime also reduces low-density lipoprotein or LDL cholesterol in those who regularly consume cumin as opposed to these who don’t.
Important: Cumin mustn’t be used in case of a surgery because it can trigger bleeding and blood sugar complications. Also, cumin slows down blood clotting and reduces blood sugar levels. Last, but not least, pregnant women should also avoid it as it can induce labor.