Cumin has been a part of the culinary traditions all over the world, especially in the Middle East, India, China and Mediterranean countries for all over the centuries. It has a distinct taste, peppery and nutty at the same time. Today this spice is used all over the world and according to the largest research it has many more health benefits than just being a simple food additive.
It has been proven that this spice can triply accelerate weight loss. It produces a thermogenic effect in the body, which temporarily accelerates metabolism and accounts for cumin’s weight loss benefits. It is also very beneficial for reducing your blood lipid levels. It has a 23-point reduction reduction in triglycerides as opposed to only five points in the control group. Moreover, they had 10-point drop in LDL cholesterol levels whereas the control group had less than one point. It can reduce blood sugar as effectively as the drug glibenclamide. It can prevent cervical and colon cancer and it improves digestive function.
There are a few ways to increase your cumin intake:
- Savor your mandarins and salad dressings with cumin
- Sprinkle it on roasted nuts or chickpeas
- Add it to scrambled eggs before cooking
- Add cumin to vegetable sauces
- Savor your soup, chili, rice or beans with cumin
- Use it as an additive when making meatballs or hamburgers