Weight loss is no joke. From eating healthy to exercising regularly, one needs to work hard in order to lose extra kilos.
While there are many food items that promise to help you lose weight, jeera is on the top of the list. Yes, you read that right. Cumin seeds are versatile and can be used raw, roasted or powdered. Used in making curry, dals, raita and salad, cumin seeds are an inseparable part of the Indian diet.
But one lesser-known health benefit of jeera is weight loss. Jeera when soaked in water overnight is said to help melt away that belly fat.
Jeera has thymol, a chemical that instructs the pancreas to produce bile, a hormone that regulates the digestion of carbohydrates and fats.
Also, just sniffing aldehyde, a chemical in cumin, raises the digestive enzymes in the body. It is linked with improved metabolism, reduced insulin resistance and is a great remedy for constipation.
Here are five ways jeera can help one lose weight.