Cumin is one of the most popular spices in the world, used since ancient times. Researches has shown that this spice is a miracle given from the nature. Cumin helps with many diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease, various infections, it cleans the liver, regulates metabolism and it helps with fat loss.
Among many benefits from this amazing spice, today we put our focus on effect from cumin to weight loss.
From a new study, which results were published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice journal, shows that cumin can help to burn fat and extra pounds.
This study, made in Iran, tested effects of cumin for weight loss on 88 people divided into two groups. Both groups followed same diet plan, but one group had added 2 grams of cumin (Half Teaspoon) into their daily diet.
After three months following same diet plan, group with added Half Tsp cumin into their diet, lost almost double more weight than the other group. Also their body fat percent and body mass index was much lower, in comparison with other group.
Other benefits from adding Half Tsp cumin into daily diet in one group, show reduced blood lipid levels and lower LDL cholesterol.
Researchers believe that due increased metabolic rate from cumin it comes to weight loss benefits and due to many essential fatty acids and volatile oils in cumin, including substantial amount of phytosterols it comes to lowering LDL cholesterol.
Cumin sometimes spelled cummin, is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from Pakistan and India. Cumin seeds are used in the cuisines of many different cultures, in both whole and ground form.
Cumin is used since ancient times, it is mention in Bible, originally cultivated in Iran.
This plant today is mostly grown in Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, Chile, Mexico, Turkey, Syria and the main producer and consumer at same time is India, which produce almost 70% from total world production.
Cumin is completely safe as foods, but, be careful and consult with your doctor if you are consuming cumin with medications. Also people who have gallstones, diabetics, pregnant and lactating woman.
Large amount of cumin can cause nausea, diarrhea, indigestion or dizziness.