Many experts believe that boosting your metabolism is the key to an effective weight loss. The good news is that there are many natural foods which can help you speed up your metabolism, especially when it comes to spices.
Any weight loss is accompanied by a feeling of hunger. However, it is important to mention that the right combination of foods can help you accelerate your metabolism and get rid of the excess pounds easily and in an all-natural way.
According to a study done by researchers of the Medical Sciences University of Iran, it is true that weight loss heavily depends on the way you combine your foods. The participants in this study were divided into two groups and each of them consisted of 44 overweight women.
Over the next three months, the women from both groups were given healthy food and consumed less than 500 calories on a daily basis. What made the difference between the diets of these groups were the spices. The first group was given 3 grams of powdered cumin daily, usually combined with 140 grams of yogurt. On the other hand, the second group received the same amount of yogurt but without the cumin.
At the end of the study, the researchers gathered the results which were more than amazing! The women from the first group, the one which was given yogurt and cumin, lost 14 pounds more when compared to the non-cumin group.
Amazingly, the first group also lost significantly more fat than the non-cumin group. As a matter of fact, the first group lost 14.64% while the second lost only 4.91%.
What makes cumin so effective is its abundance in fucosterol, a compound which prevents accumulation of cholesterol in the body. Many scientists believe that this is the reason why cumin has the ability to accelerate your metabolism.