Are You Missing Out On The Powers Of Cumin?

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Are You Missing Out On The Powers Of Cumin?

Written by: Lindsay Sibson

Knock knock.

Who’s there?

Cumin!

Cumin who?

CUMIN and have a cup of tea with me.

As I am sure you are laughing hysterically at this amazing joke (don’t worry, I’ll stick to health writing in the future haha!), I’ll give you a quick moment to clear your tears before your dive into learning WHY you need this super spice in your life!

Waiting… waiting…

OKAY  – now go on with your healthy self and read about CUMIN below!

What Is Cumin?

Cumin is a flowering plant that is native from the Mediterranean and South Asia. The cumin seeds are extracted from the plant’s fruit and once dried, are used as a spice for a variety of cuisines.

Why Use Cumin?

Cumin is rich in antioxidants and phytosterols, which inhibit the absorption of harmful cholesterol in the digestive tract. As a result, cumin can have a weight-reducing effect when used regularly!

Health benefits of cumin include:

  • Aids digestion
  • Improves your immune system
  • Helps lower blood sugar
  • Rich in vitamin C
  • Excellent source of iron
  • Promotes restful sleep (reduces insomnia)
  • Eliminates phlegm and mucus
  • Increases cognitive performance

How To Use Cumin

Incorporating this super spice into your daily diet so that you can reap all of it’s powerful health benefits is extremely simple. Aim to consume up to a teaspoon a day. You can do so by:

  • Add ground cumin when cooking vegetables.
  • Sprinkle it into your favorite dip, such as guacamole or hummus.
  • Mix with nuts and seeds .
  • Boil cumin seeds in water for 10 minutes and then sip as a detoxing hot drink.
  • Add it to bean or rice dishes for an exotic flair.

Or cook up one of these delicious recipes from our Fitlife archives:

How do you use cumin? Please SHARE with us below!

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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