On the other hand, everyone who’s at least once been on a weight loss program will know that hunger is a common obstacle you have to overcome again and again. But, if you make the right dietary choices, you won’t have to starve your body so that you lose weight.
According to a study by researchers from the Medical Sciences University of Iran, cumin is extremely efficient in stimulating the fat-burning process in the body. The 3-month study included two groups of 44 women, all of which were overweight.
During the research, the women were given advice on healthy nutrition and were allowed to consume 500 calories a day. The only difference was that one group was also asked to include 3 grams of powdered cumin into their diet on a regular daily basis. The women in this group combined the spice with 140g of yogurt, whereas the second group only consumed the same amount of yogurt minus the cumin.
The findings were astonishing. The cumin group lost 14 pounds more than the group who only consumed yogurt. In addition, the cumin group lost more fat – 14.64%, as opposed to the second group, who only lost 4.91% fat.
The amazing fat-burning properties of cumin are due to filosterole, a compound that can effectively prevent cholesterol retention in the body. The researchers concluded that filosterole is the reason why cumin is so beneficial for boosting the metabolism into a fat-burning process.