Overweight? Cumin Spice Works Better Than Obesity Drugs
Compared with the placebo, both cumin and orlistat resulted in similar significant decreases in weight and body mass index (BMI), but the cumin also led to a significant reduction in insulin levels that wasn’t seen with the weight loss drug or placebo.
In another study, 88 overweight or obese women ate yogurt with or without 3 grams of cumin powder added during two meals for three months. All of the women also received nutritional counseling for weight loss, but only those in the cumin group experienced weight loss and related benefits.[iii] Specifically, adding cumin powder to yogurt led to:
Reductions in cholesterol and triglycerides
Reductions in LDL cholesterol and increases in HDL cholesterol
Significantly reduced weight, BMI, waist circumference and fat mass
By GreenMedInfo Research Group
“© February 25, 2020, GreenMedInfo LLC. This work is reproduced and distributed with the permission of GreenMedInfo LLC. Want to learn more from GreenMedInfo? Sign up for the newsletter here www.greenmedinfo.com/greenmed/newsletter.”