According to experts the best way to lose weight and avoid obesity is to speed up your metabolism. In order to achieve this, there are many different natural foods that you can consume. What is more, they also advise that you should pay attention to the spices you are using if you want to lose weight.
In most cases, when people are on a diet they feel hungry as never before. However, there are ways to reduce this feeling of hunger and speed up your metabolism. This can simply be done by adding some natural ingredients to your current diet.
Scientists from the Medical Sciences University of Iran conducted a study to prove this.
Namely, in this study, there were 88 women who were divided into 2 groups. It is important to mention that all of the participants had weight problems.
For the purpose of the study, the participants had to consume healthy food for 3 months. In addition, during one day they had to consume less than 500 calories.
The only difference in their diet were the spices. Namely, the first group used 3 grams of cumin each day. They usually consumed the cumin mixed in 140 gr of yogurt. On the other hand, the second group consumed only the yogurt with no cumin.
After the study was over, the results were amazing. The first group of participants which consumed the cumin lost 14 pounds more than the second group which didn’t consume any cumin. What is more, the first group also lost more fat. Namely, they lost 14.64%, whereas the second group lost 4.91%.
Cumin contains certain ingredients which are able to prevent the retention of cholesterol in the body. Therefore, many scientists believe that this is the reason why it can speed up the metabolism.