Cumin is a native spice of Egypt, which has long been cultivated and enjoyed as food and medicine in the Middle East, India, China and Mediterranean. It is used in everything from chili spice curry.
Comino is probably not a spice used every day, but it’s time to do it!
This powerful seed can be used to treat indigestion, anemia, acid reflux, diabetes, constipation and more.
It has also been found that cumin may even serve as an aid to weight loss.
WEIGHT LOSS EXPERIMENT CUMIN
As reported in a recent issue of complementary therapies in clinical practice, researchers at the University Shahid Sadoughi Iran of Sciences medical followed a group of 88 women with overweight and obesity, as an experiment underwent weight loss.
The women were divided into two groups :. Both follow a reduced calorie diet and receive nutrition counseling but a group would eat yogurt with three grams daily cumin, while the other would eat plain yogurt
in just three months, the cumin group lost an average of 50 percent more weight than the group of plain yogurt. Also they decreased body fat percentage by 14.64 percent or almost three times by losses in the control group.
The group also reduced its Cumin body mass index and waist circumference significantly more than the control group.
The authors speculated that the weight loss capabilities of cumin spice may be due to the temporary increase in metabolic rate. They even suggested that it could be a viable treatment for metabolic syndrome.
decreases blood fats
cumin also significantly reduced levels of blood lipids. Triglycerides dropped 23 points compared to just five points in the control group. And LDL cholesterol an average of 10 points was reduced compared with less than one point for the controls.
This suggests that cumin may help prevent atherosclerosis, heart disease and diabetes, conditions associated with high triglycerides.
Researchers believe that cholesterol effect of salt reduction can be attributed in part to its glucoside saponins (1). These compounds inhibit cholesterol absorption and increase their excretion.
The compounds also found in black cumin , have anticoagulant, anti-cancer, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, immunomodulator, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant (4) properties.
absorption lowers cholesterol
Furthermore, cumin contains a substantial amount of phytosterols that can positively modulate lipids by reducing cholesterol absorption.
Another study, published in annuals Nutrition and Metabolism found that taking cumin cyminum L. capsule among overweight subjects had the same effects orlistat120. Orlistat is a drug that acts as an inhibitor of gastrointestinal lipase for managing obesity and acts by inhibiting the absorption of dietary fats.
Furthermore, the species was similar to the drug in weight and BMI effects and even better effects on insulin metabolism.
If you’re not too interested in eating cumin yogurt, you can easily add roasted vegetables, use it to season chicken or even add a dash of vegetable soup. They can also be mixed with eggs in the morning!