We have tried different concoctions, diets, superfoods, detox teas, and drinks on the journey for weight loss. These days, Cumin seeds, especially cumin seed water, are making news in the field of weight loss in western countries. Cumin is a spice renowned for its culinary use for a long time. However, it does have a lot of therapeutic benefits. Many people use cumin seeds water for weight loss and a healthy digestive system.
Cumin seed water is an effortless and on-hand recipe if you want to include cumin seeds in your diet. In addition, cumin water is very beneficial for various health issues like digestive problems, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, spiked sugar level, etc.
Cumin water has a salty and earthly taste that can boost your digestion in the morning and, with a good exercise routine, benefits a lot in weight loss.
Some research shows that cumin can help pancreatic secretion enzymes essential for proper digestion and assimilating the nutrients. In addition, cumin seeds consist of Apigenin and Luteolin. These antioxidants help in weight loss.
Cumin is also an excellent iron source that plays a significant part in critical enzyme systems for energy production and metabolism, which helps eliminate fat from the body. (1)
Cumin water also helps relieve water retention, bloating, and constipation, which is the primary reason for weight gain.
Cumin is called Jeeraka in Sanskrit. Jeeraka is derived from Jeerna, which is the Sanskrit word for digestion. So the literal meaning of Jeeraka is to aid digestion. In Ayurveda, Jeera / Cumin seeds are considered an important spice for overall digestive health. This is because it stimulates the body’s digestive fire and improves digestion.
Cumin is a native spice to Egypt. But it is a commonly used & a staple herb in Indian, Mexican, middle eastern food cultures. In ancient Rome, cumin was considered as the symbol of frugality and greed(2)
Cumin seed contains antioxidants, such as coumarins flavonoids which are good for overall health. In addition, cumin seeds are an excellent source of Iron; as we know, Iron is essential for healthy red blood cell formation and its capacity to transport oxygen all over the body. One tablespoon of cumin provides 18-19% of the body’s iron requirement daily.
Cumin seed contains various compounds known for their antioxidants properties, such as coumarins, flavonoids, terpenes, phenols, alkaloids. They protect our bodies from harmful free radicals.
Due to its antioxidant property, cumin is good for our skin and hair.
Cumin seed’s anti-carcinogenic properties make them an excellent candidate to prevent cancer. Cumin consists of many antioxidants, plant compounds, and liver detoxification enzymes. In addition, some studies show that cumin can slow the multiplication of cancerous cells.
Cumin consists of thymol, which is helpful for detoxification. It is a stimulate that promotes the working process of digestive juices and enzymes. Cumin can help lose that extra fat around your love handles and treat abdominal bloating caused by water retention and gas formation.
Cumin seeds can ease IBS or Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, cramps, diarrhea, nausea, bloating, spasms.
Cumin has a compound that contains hypolipidemic properties. Hypolipidemic properties help the body to maintain cholesterol levels(2)
Turmeric tea is also the best option for maintaining healthy body weight.
Note – Avoid cumin seeds if you are on blood-thinning medicine or pregnant.
Cumin is generally considered the safest herb or spice. But still, it has some adverse effects on the human body.
Try to include cumin water in your morning ritual every once in a while. Don’t forget to moderate exercise and have a balanced diet for a fit and healthy body.
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