Spices play an important role in making a dish more flavorful. Indian cuisine has the healthiest traditional spices as its main ingredients. Cumin Seeds (commonly known as jeera in Hindi) is one of the most used Indian spice, that not only makes food mouth watering but has numerous health benefits. With an increase in awareness of a healthy lifestyle, people are trying to look for more natural alternatives. One of the easiest ways is by having a glass of cumin water early in the morning.
An Indian nutritionist Dr. Anju Sood advises “Start the day with a glass full of cumin water”. The process of making cumin water is very easy. Just boil a few seeds of cumin in water, then allow it to cool. Drink it early in the morning on an empty stomach.
Cumin is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that help fight several infections and diseases that might affect the body. Few of the benefits will be shared by drinking cumin water daily:
Good for Stomach
Cumin water is a great friend to stomach as it helps to get rid of acidity, bloating, indigestion, and constipation. It acts as a painkiller and is especially beneficial in curing stomach ache and abdominal pain.
Improves Digestion During Pregnancy
During pregnancy, most women suffer indigestion. Cumin water improves digestion as it acts as a stimulator for the enzymes which are required for digestion of carbohydrates and fats. So cumin water will help increase the efficiency of your digestive system.
Promotes Lactation During Pregnancy
Dr. Anju Sood suggests that cumin water facilitates the secretion of milk from the mammary glands, and thus promotes lactation in pregnant women.
Helps in Boosting Immunity
Jeera (cumin) is an excellent source of iron and dietary fiber. Thus to maintain the normal functionality of your immunity system consuming cumin water is essential. It fights diseases and helps keep you from falling sick.
Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
Dr. Ashutosh Gautam suggests that it is good for patients suffering from diabetes. Cumin water should be consumed on empty stomach to reduce blood sugar levels.
Aids Respiratory System
“Cumin water is an anti-congestive by nature and helps get rid of the mucus accumulated in your chest. Thus, cumin water has a positive impact on your respiratory system,” advises Dr. Manoj Ahuja.
Regulates Blood Pressure
Cumin water is rich in potassium. Potassium is a key mineral that body relies on for proper functioning. It helps to regulate blood pressure by balancing out the negative effects of salt.
People with sluggish metabolic rate usually have low energy levels. By drinking cumin water, it helps in improving metabolic rate and thus improving energy levels.
Good for Liver
Cumin water helps in flushing out toxins from the body and facilitates the production of bile. Hence, it is extremely beneficial for the liver.
Lack of iron mineral in a human body leads to anemia. Cumin contains high amounts of iron and helps in treating anemia. Drinking jeera water can help fight acute iron deficiency.
Good for Skin
Cumin has a high amount of potassium, calcium, selenium, copper, and manganese which helps in rejuvenating the skin. Thus consumption of cumin water rejuvenates the skin and gives it a healthy glow. Cumin water also helps in keeping the skin soft, supple and smooth.
Cumin is also rich in Vitamin E and is well known for its antioxidant property. It fights free radicals and prevents premature aging.
Mentioned above are few of the benefits for which cumin water should be consumed. To experience these benefits one should make drinking cumin water as part of your morning routine.