Cumin helps with weight loss

Cumin helps with weight loss

Spices are truly nature’s medicine, and cumin is one of the most potent of them all. It is packed with antioxidants and may slow down the growth of breast and colon cancer cells. Cumin is also great for the kidneys, strengthens the immune system, and is a known sleep aid.

Now, a new Iranian study shows that cumin helps with weight loss.

The research team from Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in Iran divided 88 obese female participants into two groups. For three months, both groups received counseling from nutrition experts and reduced their daily calorie intakes by 500 calories.

However, one group at 3 grams of cumin per day mixed into 5 ounces of yogurt. The other group did eat yogurt daily as well, but without the cumin added in.

At the end of the 3-month study, the group that ate cumin lost 3 more pounds than the group who didn’t, for a total of 13 pounds of weight loss total. The group that ate cumin also had over a 14 percent decrease in body fat percentage, while the control group only lost about 4 percent.

The health effects of cumin did not just stop at weight loss. Cumin reduced blood fats called triglycerides dropped by 23 points. The cumin group also reduced bad LDL cholesterol levels by 10 points.

The study authors believe that like other hot spices, cumin speeds up metabolism rate to help reduce body fat.

The study showing that cumin helps with weight loss was published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.

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Cumin: A potent medicinal herb.
For a cumin sleep aid tea.

 

REFERENCES:
1. “1 Daily Teaspoon Of This Spice Could Help You Lose 3 Times As Much Body Fat.” Prevention. Prevention, Dec. 2014. Web. 16 Feb. 2015.
2. “Effect of Cumin Powder on Body Composition and Lipid Profile in Overweight and Obese Women.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, Nov. 2014. Web. 16 Feb. 2015.

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