An interesting study was conducted at the University of Medical Sciences in Iran.
Scientists collect 2 focus groups, each of which consists of 44 overweight women. For 3 months, both groups are fed the same scheme (up to 1200 calories a day), the only difference being that the daily routine of the 1st group includes 1 teaspoon of cumin seed. Mixed with yogurt or added to salads.
The result is impressive: Women in group 1 lose 14% of the fat mass versus women in the second group.
This effect is explained by the fact that phytosterols (building material of the
plant cells) contain phytosterols that have the ability to lower cholesterol levels in the blood.
Also this spice is rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron. It stimulates the kidneys and the digestive tract, has diuretic properties. And thanks to the improvement and acceleration of lipid metabolism in the body is considered to be an excellent means of combating obesity.
To improve metabolism, the consumption of cumin seeds should be up to 1 teaspoonful per day. Add this spice to dishes of eggs, meat, cheese, and also to salads and yogurt.
Contraindications to the consumption of cumin seeds: increased acidity, gastritis, stomach ulcer, gall bladder disease, any heart disease, diabetes. During pregnancy, cumin also not worth using.