Nutritionists have discovered that the seeds of fennel, anise, cumin, flax, sesame and mustard are not only aromatic additives to food and traditional medicines, but also effective weight loss “tools”.
A perennial herb that looks similar to dill, and is closer to anise by taste and flavor, yet is a little more sweet:
1. stimulates digestion,
2. maintains acid-base balance,
3. acts as a mild diuretic and expectorant.
In addition, this spice enriches dishes with useful micronutrients such as:
CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM, IRON, COPPER, ZINC, CHROMIUM, ALUMINUM
Fennel is also used for weight loss, since this plant speeds up metabolism, improves digestion and reduces appetite.
Recommended use: It is enough to add one tablespoon of fennel seeds to soup or salad.
Annual plant with a height of about 50 cm, umbrella family, with a sweetish tart odor.
The use of anise seeds:
1. improves the functioning of the digestive tract,
2. enhances the action of antibiotics,
3. stimulates sexual attraction,
4. removes toxins from the body.
All this is due to its unique chemical composition: anise seeds contain:
UP TO 4-6% OF ESSENTIAL OIL, UP TO 30% OF FATTY OIL AND ABOUT 20% OF PROTEINS
SUGAR, ACIDS, VITAMINS (GROUPS A, C), MICROELEMENTS, RESINS, TANNINS
Of all the spices for weight loss, the anise is best in fighting against one of the main reasons for the accumulation of extra pounds, and namely the excessive appetite.
Recommended use: Decoction of anise seeds is taken by 2 tablespoons 3-4 times a day before meals.
Method of cooking the decoction: pour 1 glass of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of anise seeds, insist 30 minutes in a water bath, then cool for 10 minutes, filter and add 1 tablespoon of sugar.
The genus of perennial or biennial plants of the umbrella family, of which caraway is the most common plant.
This eastern spice is rich in:
CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, IRON, PHOSPHORUS
These are necessary to ensure a normal life of the body. Caraway is an excellent remedy for digestive problems. In addition, while being a natural antibiotic, it is used in the treatment of colds, runny nose, and dry cough.
Caraway is considered one of the weight loss means, because it speeds up and improves lipid metabolism in the body. This can help to lose weight in case it is due to a bad metabolism.
Recommended use: add caraway in small quantities in dishes, the main ingredients to which are cheeses, eggs, meat, eggs and vegetables. For weight loss and general strengthening of the body, it is recommended to consume 1 tsp. b of caraway seeds after a meal (daily dose, which should not be exceeded).
Annual herbaceous plant, no more than 60 cm high, with blue flowers and shiny smooth seeds of light brown hue.
Flax seeds contain:
POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS OMEGA-3, OMEGA-6 AND OMEGA-9
Their correct balance helps to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. Therefore, flax seeds are used to prevent and treat various disorders of the cardiovascular system, including atherosclerosis, stroke, heart attack and thrombosis.
The consumption of flax seeds helps to:
1. improve the skin condition,
2. provide a beneficial effect on eyesight,
3. stimulate brain activity.
The main thing is that flaxseeds are the richest source of vegetable fiber, which not only helps to lose weight, but also strengthens the immune system and reduces the risk of cancer.
Recommended use: Add flax seeds in cereals and yoghurts (in total it is recommended to consume not more than 5 g of flax seeds per day).
An annual plant, whose fruits resemble oblong small boxes, filled with seeds of different colors, from black to white.
Sesame contains a substance that is called Sesamin and is a powerful antioxidant, useful for the prevention of many diseases, including cancer.
Sesame seeds also contain:
CARBOHYDRATES, AMINO ACIDS, PROTEINS AND VITAMINS A, B, E, C
These substances help improve the condition of nails and hair.
Sesame is a part of many weight loss diets, because it acts as a mild laxative.
Recommended use: 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds must be thoroughly grinded in a coffee grinder, taken 3 times a day before meals with a sufficient amount of water.
Vegetable culture of the cruciferous family. Out of 40 varieties of this plant, only black, white and brown mustard is used to produce spicy seeds.
They can be used as a spice whole or in a grinded form.
Mustard seeds and oil from these seeds have long been used to:
1. reduce muscle, rheumatic and gouty pain,
2. stimulate hair growth.
Mustard seeds contain:
FATTY OIL, PROTEIN, PHOSPHORUS, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM, CALCIUM, IRON, ZINC, SODIUM
Mustard seeds accelerate metabolism by 15%, which means immediate burning of calories after you have eaten.
Recommended use: Mustard can be consumed only occasionally, and not continuously. Use it in moderation, and only as an additive to food, and not in its pure form. Mustard is good to eat with foods that are dense and difficult to digest. Vinegar is added to mustard to eliminate its negative properties. The limiting dose of a single consumption of mustard: grinded seeds – up to 10 g, whole ungrounded seeds – up to 15 g.