There are thousands of men and women around the globe involved in different diets. Their primary goal is to lose weight. Blood type diet, vegan diet, 3-hour diet, UN diet and Atkins diet are just some of the popular diets practiced today.There is no doubt that keeping a certain dietary habit is a positive thing, but according to many specialists in this field, the most successful way to drop those extra pounds is to accelerate the metabolism. It turns out that exercises that involved strength and cardio training are the simplest way to speed up the metabolism. In addition, consumption of tea and coffee has also proven to be effective because these drinks are packed with caffeine and this compound supports the work of the central nervous system.
In case you are not fond of physical activity, tea or coffee, you should not be disappointed because you can include certain spices in your meals. Mixing specific natural ingredients with your regular food can speed up the metabolism and ultimately help you get rid of those unwanted pounds.
A scientific study conducted by a team of scientists from the Iranian Medical Science University was focused on determine the effects of the use of certain spices that are usually connected with weight loss. There were more than 40 women in this study and all of them had one thing in common – they were overweight. The participants in this scientific study were separated into two different groups.
All the participants followed a special diet plan for 90 days. In addition, all of them consumed strictly healthy food and have taken up to 500 calories per day. The only difference was that one group has consumed about three grams of cumin (powdered) on a daily basis. They used cumin in yogurt (140 grams of yogurt mixed with three grams of cumin). The other group of women has taken yogurt without cumin.
What the scientists have discovered was really interesting. The groups had different progress when it comes to weight loss and this difference was drastic. The group of women who have taken cumin were able to lose almost 15 pounds more than the group that didn’t take this spice. Besides the better weight loss effects, cumin has also increased fat loss too. The women who used cumin lost almost 15% more fat compared to the other group.
One of the main reasons why this exotic spice is so efficient when it comes to metabolism acceleration is the fact that it is loaded with filosterole. This compound has the ability to block the process of storing cholesterol in the body. This is the reason why it can accelerate the metabolism. If you want to lose weight fast, you can count on cumin.