For those who want to lose weight by maintaining a healthy and varied diet, there are many foods that can achieve this without having to undergo restrictive diets. In this article we will examine the therapeutic virtues of cumin and its sculpting and draining benefits that promote weight loss.
Cumin, your health ally
True cumin and cumin of the meadows belong to the apiaceae family as well as green anise and coriander. These two types of cumin are distinguished by their smell and color, with true cumin (or white cumin) having a yellow-brown color and a lemony odor and caraway cumin (or caraway seeds) having a black color and odor aniseed. Used in cooking, white cumin enhances cheeses and gazpachos and caraway is used to flavor meats, cold cuts and some pastries. It is the second most popular spice in the world found in Mexican, Indian and African cuisines.
It is a mine of health benefits that improves immunity, treats certain muscular pains, combats insomnia and combats colds.
It is also a natural remedy in the treatment of certain diseases thanks to the following effects:
Cumin and cumin essential oil have an antioxidant effect thanks to the high level of monoterpenic alcohols and many phenolic compounds. They protect fatty acids from oxidation and help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.
The active substances contained in the seeds have true anti-fungal properties against a large number of bacterial strains. A study has shown that caraway essential oil has an antimicrobial effect against ten pathogenic bacteria and six pathogenic fungi.
Cumin seed oil has an active compound called cuminaldehyde that tends to inhibit the enzyme aldose-reductase and alpha-glucosidase that lower blood sugar levels.
The essential oil of caraway acts on the calcium and potassium channels and reduces the frequency of epileptic seizures.
However, cumin is not recommended for pregnant women because it can cause miscarriages but is strongly recommended for women who are breastfeeding because of its high iron content.
Cumin, your slimming ally
Another benefit and not least, cumin is an effective fat-burning because it increases the metabolic rate and helps the body to evacuate toxins targeting including bad cholesterol. It is also a natural appetite suppressant because it promotes the feeling of satiety. For people wishing to lose their abdominal fat and lower their cholesterol, it is advisable to consume a teaspoon of cumin per day.
A team of researchers from the University of Medical Sciences in Iran has come together to analyze the virtues of cumin in weight loss. They used two groups of women of similar age, with the same overweight and the same BMI (body mass index); for one month each group followed the same diet, the only difference being that group A consumed a teaspoon of cumin every morning with a glass of water unlike group B. At the end of this study, it was Group A has been found to have lost one and a half kilograms compared to Group B and their body fat level has increased from 14.64% to 5%.
Here is a natural remedy to burn your fat and find your line by adopting healthy habits.
A big glass of warm water
A teaspoon of cumin
The juice of half a lemon
Mix the lemon juice with the water then add the cumin and mix well until you obtain a homogeneous drink.
Drink this drink every morning on an empty stomach for a week.
Benefits of lemon juice:
It is a natural diuretic that allows the elimination of toxins from the body through the digestive system, bladder and kidneys. Lemon contains elements that have an action on fat, including pectin which has an appetite suppressant effect and promotes satiety.