Amazing Health Benefits Of Cumin Seeds

Cumin seeds' flavor is somewhere earth, spicy, nutty, and warm. People have been using it for seasoning since ages and especially in India, it has been used widely. It is a spice made from the seeds of the Cuminum cyminum plant. Cumin seeds have been used in traditional medicine for a long period. Cumin seeds are rich in iron and it even contains lots of plant compounds that are linked with potential health benefits including alkaloids, phenols, terpenes, and flavonoids.

Here are some amazing health benefits of Cumin seeds.

Improves digestion:

Traditionally, cumin has been used for indigestion as it may help in digestion. Cumin may help to increase the activity of digestive enzymes which speed up digestion. Cumin increases the release of bile from the liver. Bile helps digest certain nutrients and fats in your gut.

May help with Diabetes:

Cumin contains components that counter some of the long-term effects of diabetes.

A study showed a concentrated cumin supplement improved early indicators of diabetes in overweight individuals.

Aids in weight loss and fat reduction:

Cumin helps to promote weight loss and fat reduction.

In a few clinical studies, concentrated cumin supplements have helped promote weight loss.

Improve blood cholesterol:

A study showed that 75 mg of cumin taken twice daily for eight weeks decreased unhealthy blood triglycerides.

In another study, levels of oxidized LDL cholesterol were decreased by nearly 10% in patients taking cumin extract over one and a half months.

Prevent Food-Borne illnesses:

Cumin have anti-microbal properties that may help reduce the risk of food-brone infections. When cumin seeds have been digested it releases a component called megalomicin which has antibiotic properties.

These are some of the amazing health benefits of cumin seeds. To know more about healthy diet contact a diet coach.


Nutritionist & Diet Coach

1. Anita Sahu - Nutritionist & Diet Coach - Utopia Life Coach & DP's Cuisine Restaurant in Siliguri, West Bengal, India.

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