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Have you heard of this? I don’t even remember how I came across this notion that cumin can be a weight loss aid, but I was intrigued enough that I made a note of it so I could look into it further.

Last summer, Julie Dargan of The Huffington Post published an article about how cumin could be the secret weapon to weight loss. In it, she wrote that cumin can help reduce the accumulation of fat cells, and added that it can stabilize blood sugar, reduce cravings, and improve digestion.

In a post published on a website called Family Life Goals, the writer claims cumin seeds can speed up metabolism, suppress appetite, and prevent bloating. The writer cites a study that showed that women who ate 3 grams of cumin every day experienced a 15% decrease in fat after 3 months.

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Dargan recommends adding cumin to sauteed vegetables, using it to make tea, adding ground cumin seeds to salads or soups, and mixing with olive oil to add an “exotic kick” to plain brown rice. Another method is to prepare cumin seed water using 1 tsp of cumin seeds and 1 tsp of raw honey.┬áHeat the water, add the cumin seeds, boil for 5 minutes, then strain into a mug and add the honey.

Now, let me make clear that I have no idea whether any of these claims are true. On the other hand, in my research, I didn’t come across anything that said it’s a bunch of bunk. So, perhaps I’ll give it a try.

If you’ve ever tried using cumin seeds for weight loss, please share your experience.

 

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