Picture this. You have been resisting junk food for quite some time now. Haven't had desserts in a while. When your friends ordered a greasy burger, you opted for a salad but you also ordered a cola beverage to go with it. Aerated drinks and sugary beverages are laden with empty calories that we often do not keep a track of. Liquid calories could have a negative impact on your weight loss goals to a great extent. But that does not mean you remain thirsty. Dehydration is in fact even worse. Not drinking enough water has been linked to weight gain. Ideally one should have up to eight glasses of water every day, but if the plain taste of water bores you, there are plenty of healthy and low-cal options to keep you hydrated. Mixing a few kitchen herbs with water could give you instant detox drinks at home. Take, for instance, this cumin tea or jeera tea. This herbal concoction may do wonders for your skin, digestion, immunity, heart health and weight loss.
Cumin Tea For Weight Loss
Cumin or jeera may help rev up the metabolism naturally. Faster metabolism is associated with steady weight loss. Jeera or zeera could help ease indigestion, bloating and acidity. Good digestion is key for weight loss. According to clinical nutritionist Rupali Datta, when digestion is poor, the body is unable to absorb and assimilate nutrients properly. It may also hinder waste elimination from the body. This in turn could slow down the metabolic rate, which makes it difficult for the body to burn calories at a faster rate. Therefore, by facilitating good digestion, cumin helps healthy weight management too.
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How To Make Cumin Tea For Weight Loss
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 and a half cup of drinking water
- Half a teaspoon honey (optional)
1. Put the cumin seeds in a vessel. Heat them for about 5-6 seconds over low flame.
2. Pour water on top of the cumin seeds and bring it to boil.
3. Cover the vessel with a lid; let it rest for 3-5 minutes.
4. Strain and serve in a cup. If you wish, you can add a tinge of honey to spruce up your tea. Make sure you do not add honey while the tea is boiling.
For best results, consume the herbal beverage early in the morning. The low-calorie beverage could make for an exceptional addition to your weight loss diet; make sure you complement your diet with a good work-out regimen.
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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.