Cumin is a great adjunct to add to your meals to help promote weight loss by reducing fat cells accumulating thus leading to not only a stabilization of your weight but also weight loss.
Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) both as seeds or powder, has a nutty, peppery flavor. Cumin was once more widely used that it is today partly due to the fact that its peppery flavor made it a viable replacement for black pepper, which used to be very expensive and hard to come by (we are talking back over the centuries on this regard).
Cumin helps to balance blood sugar levels by increasing how sensitive cells are to both insulin and glucose, thus ensuring that your body responds well to them. By keeping your blood sugar levels in check cumin helps to minimize cravings for excessive carbohydrates as well as keeping you feel satiated.
Simply by consuming cumin regularly, you can balance your blood sugar, control your cravings and watch any excess weight drop off.
Cumin is also rich in antioxidants and phytosterols. Phytosterols inhibit the absorption of harmful cholesterol in the digestive tract, which could be one explanation for their weight-reducing effect.
Cumin is also great for other issues that can indirectly interfere with you weight loss regime. If you suffer digestive issues, for example, you may not be absorbing all the available nutrients in the food you eat causing you to experience cravings leading to binge eating.
The aroma created by cumin activates the salivary glands in your mouth, which helps get your digestive juices flowing and start the primary digestion of food.
Next, a compound called thymol, present in cumin, helps stimulates the glands that secrete acids, bile, and enzymes that are responsible for complete digestion of the food in the stomach and the intestines.
Cumin is also a wonderful carminative. What this means for you is relief from gas troubles as well as relief from stomach aches when taken with hot water.