Weight loss can sometimes be complicated with various methods contradicting each other, but there is one ingredient that when added to your food could speed up your weight loss results?
So, what is this ingredient? Well, it is a spice called cumin.
What is cumin?
Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) is found growing in parts of the Mediterranean and central Asia. It is a plant from the parsley family that is generally used as a spice when ground and added to curry powder.
It has a nutty, peppery flavour and was originally used as a cheaper alternative to black pepper, that at one time was very expensive to buy.
How can cumin help weight loss?
There are various ways that cumin can help your weight loss efforts.
Firstly, when consumed cumin can help to balance your blood sugar levels by increasing how sensitive your cells are to both insulin and glucose.
Having balanced blood sugar levels will ensure you experience fewer food cravings, and will help keep you feeling more satisfied with what you have eaten.
Cumin also contains various antioxidants and phytosterols that can reduce harmful cholesterol.
Finally, consuming cumin can aid digestion, with regular bowel movements shown to help reduce the toxins that prevent weight loss.
How to add cumin to your diet?
There are various ways that you can add cumin to your diet, here are a few of the more popular methods:
1. Add ground cumin to your vegetables (roasted or sautéed).
2. Add it to your hummus recipe.
3. Use it to make tea. Simply boil the cumin seeds in water.
4. Toast cumin seeds then grind them up to sprinkle over salad or soup.
5. Add it to brown rice, for an extra spicy kick.
6. To aid constipation ass roasted cumin seeds to plain yoghurt.
There are so many options available that there really isn’t an excuse not to get more cumin into your diet. You can then start to experience the benefits for yourself.