People who often struggle with weight loss normally try various methods before they find what’s really working for them. As confirmed by a plethora of scientific research, spices are the new powerful tool against excess weight. Cumin seeds, for instance, are believed to be extremely efficient in reducing body fat. Moreover, they are beneficial for lowering blood pressure, detoxifying the liver, stimulating digestion, reducing fluid retention and alleviating skin problems. According to some studies, cumin is effective in stimulating weight loss, while naturally decreasing cholesterol and fat in the body.
The rate of obesity in U.S. is very high, which triggered research in all areas of healing foods. It led to discovering the strong therapeutic and preventive effects of cumin. Obesity is related with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and immune dysfunction. Cumin can be a very useful ally in the fight against many health issues due to its influence on metabolism and weight loss. Obesity experts continue to research the effects of traditional herbs including cumin, green tea and black Chinese tea which are proven as very effective fighters against obesity.
Different body measurements and parameters were taken before the study and after 3 months of dieting.
- Women who were eating cumin, lost 3 pounds (1.4 kilograms) more compared to those in the non-cumin group.
- More impressively, the cumin group members decreased body fat percentage by 14.64%—almost triple the 4.91% loss posted by the control group—apparently due to the addition of the fat-burning spice.
Consistent consumption of cumin combined with regular exercise for eight weeks can be extremely beneficial leading to considerable weight loss. However, cumin should be avoided by pregnant women. It can also slow down blood clotting and decrease blood sugar, which means it should be avoided in cased of surgery as it increases the risk of extra bleeding and complications with blood sugar.