It packs a powerful punch in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines. And now new research finds this spice is about more than just flavor. Eating it might help you lose weight.
In fact, it can help you drop up to four pounds in just one month.1 And it only takes about a teaspoon a day.
A study tested the effects of this peppery spice on 88 overweight women. The first group received it in yogurt. The second didn’t get any. After three months, the first group dropped almost 15% of their body fat. The other group only lost about 5%.2
Eating it might help boost your fat burning ability by 25%.3 This means your metabolism will speed up…and help you burn fat faster. And there’s more than one possible explanation.
It may be that this spice aids in digestion.4 But it could also be that it’s rich in iron.5 It’s an important mineral that strengthens your digestive tract. This prevents your body from storing excess fat. It also helps absorb nutrients…even fight off diabetes.6
And that’s not all it can do. Subjects eating the spice cut their bad LDL cholesterol by about 10 points vs. a half-point drop in the control group. The spice group also saw a 23 point decrease in triglyceride levels vs. a five-point decrease.
So, what is this skinny spice?
Another bonus is subjects eating cumin didn’t experience side effects. You can’t say the same about many of those shady diet pills out there. They can cause serious health problems…like high blood pressure, heart attacks, and stroke. Just to name a few.7
Lose weight the natural way. Start with your diet. Cumin is a great spice to add to the healthy foods you already eat. It may help you lose weight and burn fat. Try it in soup. Sprinkle some into your favorite salad. You may be surprised by the taste—and your results.