Friday, 28 October 2016

1 Teaspoon A Day From This Spice And Your Weight Will Be Gone

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New research shows that cumin powder can help you with your weight loss plan, decrease body fat, and improve unhealthy cholesterol levels naturally. Scientists at Iran’s Shahid Sadoughi University have found that people who consumed just 1 teaspoon of cumin powder a day lost their weight 3 times faster, compare to the ones on the same diet, but without consuming cumin powder.
Researchers at Iran’s Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences randomly split 88 overweight or obese women into 2 groups. For 3 months, both groups received nutrition counseling and decreased their daily intake of calories by 500. But one group was also eating 3 grams (a little less than 1 teaspoon) of cumin powder daily, swirled into 5 ounces of yogurt (the same amount of yogurt, minus the cumin, was also prescribed to the control group).

At the end of the 3-month trial, members in the cumin group had lost 3 more pounds than those in the non-cumin group for a total of 13 pounds weight loss. More impressively, the cumin group members decreased body fat percentage by 14.64%—almost triple the 4.91% loss posted by the control group—apparently due to the addition of the fat-burning spice.
There were internal benefits, too. Cumin eaters also knocked an average of nearly 10 points off their “bad” LDL cholesterol reading. The control group shed just half a point in that category.

How did the cumin group get such dramatic changes just from eating a little of the spice? First, cumin is rich in phytosterols, plant chemicals known to inhibit the absorption of cholesterol in the body. Since this is the first research to show the spice has weight-loss benefits, the study authors also speculate that cumin, like other hot spices, temporarily increases metabolic rate.


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