NEWS DESK: Spices play an important role in making a dish more flavorful. Indian and Pakistani cuisine are especially known to have some of the healthiest traditional spices as their main ingredients. But who knew they could have more benefits than one. Speaking of this aspect, cumin seeds (zeera) is an essential Indian spice, which does not only make your food delicious but has numerous health benefits too.
Here are the benefits of consuming zeera as per a report published by www.speakingtree.in:
The quintessential Indian spice is an exotic addition to several dishes; be it dal or vegetable. But did you know that originally, we added this spice to our dish, not only for its wonderful flavor and aroma but also for numerous path-breaking health benefits. It may surprise you but a pinch of cumin powder or seeds can lead to a major weight loss. You read that, it is amazing weight loss spice and you had in your ‘spice collection’ all this while!
Trying to lose weight? This might give you some happiness. New research shows that cumin powder and cumin seeds can help jump-start weight loss, decrease body fat, and improve unhealthy cholesterol levels naturally. It also helps improve your digestion and metabolism level. These tiny seeds definitely have the capacity of a wrestler when it comes to fighting even the insoluble fat.
The presence of thymol and other essential oils in cumin seeds stimulate the salivary glands thereby helping in the digestion of food. Apart from this, they strengthen the sluggishness in your digestive system. Hence, if you suffer from indigestion you must give it a try once, at least and drink some zeera tea. Apart from that, there is this amazing cumin seed-banana combo that can help you lose weight, too.
Add a teaspoon of cumin seeds to a glass of water and bring it to a boil. Once the water turns brown, turn off the gas and cover the vessel. Allow it to cool down to room temperature. Drink this concoction three times a day to improve your digestion and will help resolve minor stomach aches. If you want the concoction to be a little mild, you can add some cumin seeds to a glass of boiling hot water and cover it. This is, on a serious note, very strong weight loss drink.
Take two big spoons of cumin and soak it overnight. In the morning, boil the water and drink the concoction as a replacement for your morning tea. Also, do not throw away the Cumin Seeds and chew the soaked cumin. Doing this regularly will eliminate fat from your body. This idea will also help regulate your bowl-movement and prevent constipation.
Increase the intake of cumin in your food. Add one spoon of roasted cumin seeds, grinded to a powder form in 5g of curd and indulge in it on a regular basis. Regular use of it will help you in reducing weight.
Add 3 grams of cumin powder and few drops of honey in water and drink it on a regular basis. Add one spoon of cumin powder in vegetable soup or brown rice. These small things will make your weight loss easier and tastier. Not only cumin seeds add on to the exotic taste and aroma, but it also makes your day to day life, a healthier example to live by.
Lemon and turmeric, both have the tendency to cut extra fat from your body. Seasonal vegetables like, carrots, bell peppers, capsicum, broccoli, etc. and bring them to boil. Add finely chopped spring onions to taste and a dash of turmeric. Finally, sprinkle some cumin powder. Eat this every night and see some magical things happening to your body.
If you follow the above-mentioned experiments for at least 15 days, you will witness some dramatic changes in your body. The weight loss is the sure thing after following these things. Also, you will see an increase in your digestive health and you will also feel light in your stomach. You will feel like eating balanced meal and energy level will increase.
According to experts, cumin acts as an antioxidant and increases metabolism rate which helps to reduce abdominal fat. Fat is the main reason behind obesity and cumin helps in cutting fat.
Drinking lukewarm cumin water is considered as a rehydration system for the human body and keep it refreshed all the time. According to the studies conducted by the Cancer Research Laboratory of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, cumin can help in the fight against cancer. This is because it contains an active compound, known as cumin aldehyde that helps in retarding the growth of tumors. However, this anti-cancer property was confined to ‘kala zeera’ or black cumin seeds.
Being high in potassium — a mineral that helps maintain the electrolyte balance in the body — this seed is an elixir for heart patients. This mineral not only helps in the regulation cell production but also helps maintain your blood pressure and heart rate. Because of its regulatory properties, cumin helps patients who have heart disease and helps prevent it as well.
It also provides relief from the chills, reduces swellings, relieves breathing difficulties, regulates bowel movements, relieves joint infections, treats umbilical hernia, treats intestinal diseases, eyes problems and toothache.
If you are suffering from body heat and itchiness, you can put some cumin seeds in boiled water. Once it is cooled, take a bath with that water.
Disclaimer: The information mentioned in this slideshow is generic. Before implementing any tips it is advisable to consult your nutritionist. Weight loss is matter of sheer dedication and strict diet.