For most of us, losing weight is always a struggle. To complicate matters there is an entire multi-billion dollar industry of supplements, books, websites, and programs that all have an opinion on how it should be done.
In the end, weight loss can be simple, cheap, and natural. Take, for instance, the spice cumin – most people don’t know that adding cumin to your diet can naturally help you burn more fat and lose more weight. A recent study at the Sadoughi University of Medicine took 2 groups of 88 women and tested whether or not cumin had any impact on weight loss. one group of women was given 3 grams of cumin mixed into yogurt twice a day. The second group of women was just given yogurt. Both groups of women received nutritional advice and kept on a low-calorie diet for 90 days. At the end of the 90 day period of time, the group that ate the cumin lost an average of 4.5 pounds more weight, had larger reductions in body mass indexes, waist circumference, and cholesterol levels.
So what makes cumin so magical? Cumin is naturally high in phytosterols, which are plant chemicals know to prevent your body from absorbing cholesterol. Cumin also naturally raises your metabolic rate, and the higher your metabolic rate – the more fat you burn.
Another great aspect of cumin is that it is not hard to introduce into any diet. Cumin goes great with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and even with good old black pepper. Try to mix small amounts of cumin into anything you season, and you see that it’s nothing but a pure enhancement. What could be better than good food that helps you burn more fat?