The latest research, conducted on Iranian Medical University Shahid Sadoughi, showed that cumin, which has long been used as a medicine and a spice, is a great fighter against excess weight.
The study results revealed that consuming only one teaspoon of cumin a day can help in the process of weight loss. It will also reduce fat and lower cholesterol levels.
The study involved 88 women who were divided into two groups. All women consumed 500 calories less per day within three months. However, one group of women additionally consumed yogurt mixed with a teaspoon of cumin. This group showed better results when it comes to weight loss.
The subjects in this group also had less body fat and lower levels of cholesterol.
Cumin is a spice that is rich in phytosterols, a substance that reduces the absorption of cholesterol in the body. The study’s authors believe that this spice can speed up metabolism.
In addition to yogurt, cumin can be added to the salad or various sauces.