The fastest and healthiest method of losing weight is to accelerate the metabolism. You don’t need to radically change the diet, changing the spices you use in each meal should be enough.

The scientists, who work at the Iranian University of Medical Sciences, have conducted tests on two separate groups of individuals. These two groups were made up of 44 women (each) who had extra pounds. They have agreed to participate in a research that lasted for one month.

The scientists have designed a special diet that included foods that have about 500 less calories than their standard diet.

The only difference in the diets between these two groups of women was the use of cumin powder. So, the first group of individuals have used 140 ml yogurt spiced up with cumin powder every day. On the other hand, the other group of women has used the same amount of yogurt, but without the cumin powder.

When the month was finally over, the group that consumed cumin powder dropped about 20 pounds. It is good to point out that the cumin powder group also lost about 15% more fat compared to the group that didn’t have cumin powder. They lost about 5% fat. Cumin powder is loaded with phytosterols.

These compounds have the power to immobilize cholesterol retention in our body. Experts suggest that cumin speeds up our metabolism.

Feel free to include this amazing spice not just in yogurt, but also in almost any other meal.