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7 Benefits of Cumin for Weight Loss

You might have heard people talk of jeera water (cumin seed water) as a miraculous weight loss or detox drink.

But, is the myth around ‘cumin for weight loss’ true?

Yes, cumin has the power to boost your weight loss process with tons of health benefits as a byproduct.

A crown of Asian cuisines, the delish cumin seeds with a unique earthy-nutty flavor is being used in Ayurveda since ancient times.

However, don’t misinterpret ‘weight loss’ for ‘cutting the bulge’.

But, wait, we have a secret lime recipe to target your belly bulge too.

Please do have a look of our wide variety of products prepared using Cumin Seeds:

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Getting to the point, let’s explore the amazing benefits of cumin for weight loss:

Here are amazing cumin seed benefits for weight loss:

1. Accelerates Metabolic Processes

Jeera water or cumin seeds are well-known for boosting metabolism. Cumin contains vital minerals and vitamins. They function as cofactors for quickening metabolic reactions.

Research reveals that lime and cumin boost metabolic rate. It improves the lipid profile of obese participants.

2. Boosts Digestion

Cumin contains sodium and magnesium. They stimulates the secretion of lipase, amylase, protease, and phytase to boost your gut processes. It also decreases inflammatory responses to prevent digestive problems.

Thus, consumption of cumin seeds with hot water improves absorption and prevention of digestive problems such as bloating, inflammation, etc.

With better digestion of food, there’s a lesser accumulation of fat. A study involving 88 overweight women concluded that cumin boosted the weight loss results of the participants.

3. Removes Toxins

Cumin contains a bioactive ingredient-thymoquinone. It is a naturally occurring compound that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Thymoquinone targets free oxygen radicals. It detoxifies and cleanse your body of harmful toxins.

4. Reduces Inflammation

People suffering from a constant state of inflammatory responses have inflammation-induced obesity. Adding cumin water to your diet reduces all forms of inflammation and swelling.

Recent research found that cumin seed oil blocks the signals stimulating inflammatory responses.

5. Improves Insulin Response

Cumin aids in a faster response to insulin. It helps in faster absorption of sugar and keeping your blood sugar levels stable.

Moreover, with weight loss, the less the fat cells, the lower the risk of insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes.

6. Reduces Bad Cholesterol Level

A teaspoon of cumin seeds carries only around 6 calories. On top of promoting weight loss, cumin reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and even improves HDL (good) levels.

Due to low-fat accumulation and improved digestion, the triglycerides level is greatly reduced.

A study involving overweight women found that cumin powder improves the lipid profile of the participants.

7. Promotes Satiety

Ever wondered why jeera water is a popular weight loss drink? When cumin seeds are soaked in water overnight, they swell and increase in size. All its constituents become a part of water and the detox water promotes satiety.

Cumin seeds or cumin water when consumed together with healthy diet and workout. It reduces fat deposits and inflammations within the body.

Cumin for weight loss

Can You Lose Weight In 15 Days With Jeera Water?

If you are doubting whether you can lose weight in 15 days with jeera water, it is advisable to combine it with a healthy diet and exercise, and lime.

Here’s how to take cumin for weight loss:

1. Cumin Water or Jeera Water with Lime

Soak 2 tbsp of cumin seeds in water overnight. Boil the water in the morning and filter the cumin tea. Add lemon juice and consume it on empty stomach for 15 days.

Research conducted on 72 obese participants found that cumin and lime greatly accelerated their weight loss journey.

2. Cumin With Yoghurt

Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of crushed cumin powder on yogurt and take it after every meal for 15 days.

Research published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice concluded that taking cumin powder with yogurt at least 2 times a day helps cut the flab.

Tip: Pregnant women and new moms can enjoy cumin for weight loss (after the doctor’s approval).

Bottom Line

Cumin seeds are nature’s gift to detoxify your body, normalize blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and aids in losing weight.

With proven research backing cumin for weight loss, aren’t you already excited to add it to your weight loss diet?

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