Even if you feel you’re leading a fit lifestyle with sufficient exercise and healthy eating, you may have some habits that could be slowing down your metabolism and your weight-loss efforts. Everyday habits, even those that are unrelated to weight loss, can affect you negatively.
We are offering this article to help you figure out just how you can mitigate those habits and live a healthier life, and just how cumin seeds can help you get started on a roll today. We shall first talk about how you can boost your metabolism with ease.
Metabolism refers to all biochemical reactions that help in maintaining the living state of the body cells of an organism. It is vitally linked to the nutrition levels and the absorption of the same nutrients to provide higher energy levels. These biochemical reactions and processes are essential to provide energy and necessary chemicals to build, maintain, and repair body tissues.
A proper rate of metabolism means that your biochemical reactions are working just as they should and you are deriving maximum results from them. If you are not, chances are there is something wrong with your lifestyle and dietary practices, and here’s consulting a doctor is important.
Here’s what else you can do to increase your metabolism rate at home:
Sprinkling on some hot sauce or adding freshly chopped chilies while cooking your meals is a surefire way to eat less. This could be up to 30 percent less than when you eat a milder meal, according to one study. Peppers contain the compound capsaicin that helps in regulating your appetite-inducing hormones, thus significantly speeding up your digestion and absorption rate.
Not surprisingly, sitting at a desk or in front of the screen several hours a day is harmful to your health. Scientists caution that sitting for long hours, also called the ‘Sitting Disease’, may have a similar impact on one’s health as smoking. Studies show that even those who meet exercise guidelines can have a 74% higher risk of metabolic syndrome if they sit for more than 3 hours a day.
This metabolic slowdown happens because your muscles aren’t working hard at all while you sit. You’re burning less fat and you’re lowering your insulin sensitivity. Conversely, if you are a frequent traveler, you can still put yourself at risk if your metabolism and insulin levels are not appropriate.
Fat is a stubborn piece of mass that refuses to budge or do much for your weight loss. However, it is your muscles that keep up the good show- they are always at work and help you burn calories throughout the day- even when you’re sleeping. Not doing enough weight training leads to low muscle mass and poor metabolism. To rev up the burning rate of your calories, try to go for at least two sessions of weight training a week.
If you want to build muscles, you have to consume enough proteins as well. It takes more calories to digest protein than it does to digest carbohydrates or fats. Since proteins digest slowly, they keep you feeling ‘full’ for longer and also prevent you from overeating. Some great sources of protein are lean cuts, poultry, low-fat dairy, nuts and seeds, legumes, and whey protein.
You need water for a myriad of functions in your body and this centrally includes your digestive system. Dehydration and excess consumption of sugar foods slow down the body’s processes, thus making you feel tired and dizzy. To combat fatigue and elevate your metabolism, focus on drinking at least 8 to 9 glasses of water every day. Keep a bottle with you at all times, including one in your car to make sure you’re hydrated all day long.
Now here’s a shocker- some people do not prefer drinking plain water. There are three smart ways in which they can proceed, as follows:
1. If you dislike drinking plain water, try adding slices of fresh berries, ginger, or oranges or throwing in some mint leaves to infuse the water with a better flavor.
2. You can also focus on having 2-4 cups of green tea a day as this can supplement your water intake. Studies show that regular consumption of green tea may increase your calorie burn to up to 20 percent per day.
These are some of the simplest and easiest ways you can follow to increase your metabolism faster at home. We also recommend making several healthy changes to your lifestyle and consulting with a virtual healthcare specialist for the best results. The latter is a trouble-free mode of gaining professional and personalized guidance for your specific health issue and can be availed on-demand without any appointments or paperwork.
Cumin seeds (Hindi: Jeera) is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum. It is a member of the Apiaceae family that’s commonly known as the celery, carrot, or parsley family, a family of mostly aromatic plants with hollow stems. These digestive seeds are used for their distinctive flavor and aroma.
This household spice is popular around popular and is used as an essential flavoring in South Asian, Northern African, and Latin American households. Its seeds are very famous for their medicinal properties- they come with a tangy, spicy, and slightly bitter taste.
Including cumin as a daily spice has several pharmacological effects on human body health because of its anti-tumor, anti-diabetic, anti-epileptic, immunologic, and antimicrobial properties. It can also help you build your immunity rather quickly by reducing digestive system disorders.
Cumin (or jeera in Hindi) packs in a lot of nutrients and anti-oxidants to help in good health and fitness. They all come together to strengthen our digestive and nervous system, and can also provide a better immunity against seasonal diseases like cough and cold.
The following table lists the nutritional value of cumin seeds taken per 100 gms.
Let's explore some of the major benefits of including cumin seeds in your daily food:
Daily consumption of cumin water helps to aid the strategy of faster weight loss. It helps to do so by stimulating the appetite and also removing the toxins from the body. It treats various digestive disorders like bloating and gas that pose a hindrance to weight loss.
Want to boost your metabolism levels? This household spice can increase the heat in the body thus increasing the metabolism rate.
The presence of thymol and other essential oils in cumin seeds stimulate the salivary glands thereby helping in the better digestion of food. Including detox water would help you get better results.
Detoxification of the body is also very important for healthy living. Cumin seeds are full of dietary fibers, which remove the toxic materials in the body and also cleanse the skin to make it clean, fresh, and rejuvenate.
Regular intake of cumin water helps in treating sleep disorders and enhances sound sleep. You should consider drinking a glass of cumin water before going to bed to ensure a fulfilling good night’s sleep. It would also keep the issue of bloating and sluggish digestion at bay.
Cumin seeds have a high level of potassium. This mineral helps in maintaining the electrolyte balance in the body, regulating cell production and maintaining blood pressure, and boosting heart rate. Its regulatory properties also make it a must-have for patients with heart diseases.
These seeds are rich in flavonoid phenolic antioxidants like zeaxanthin, carotenes, and lutein and they all have anti-inflammatory properties. They also help with respiratory issues, bowel movements, joint infections, umbilical hernia, intestinal diseases, eye problems, and toothache.
To ensure that you don't miss your daily intake of this super seed, we recommend having a glass of cumin water in the morning. It is very simple to make it and here’s how you can do it:
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Water 250 ml
In a glass, soak the cumin seeds overnight.
In the morning, strain it into your cup and drink it.
Take a pan and add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds to it.
Heat it a little on low flame for about 5 seconds.
Now pour water into it and let it boil.
After boiling, let it be covered and kept aside for about 4-5 mins.
Strain it into your cup and enjoy it warm.
You can add honey or a pinch of salt into it as per your requirements!
This health drink also helps in weight loss, reduces stress, controls blood sugar levels, and purifies the blood. You should have it every morning empty stomach to boost your metabolism faster and lose weight faster!
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