Weight Loss Tip of the Week: How to Use Ajwain (Carom Seeds) to Lose Weight
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Summer is here, and with that most of you would have made weight loss goals. Losing weight is a smart work where proper approach needs to be adopted. Since the past few weeks, we have briefed you with various weight loss tips. But this week, let's learn how one can lose weight using a common Indian kitchen ingredient ajwain, also known as carom seeds. How to Lose Weight Tip #1: Ectomorph, Mesomorph or Endomorph? Identify Your Body Type Before You Start Weight Loss Diet and Workout.

Interestingly carrom seed is one spice which can be found both in our kitchens and medicine chests. Because while Ajwain is a widely-used herb in India cooking, it's also used widely for medicinal purposes. Ajwain is also used as an ayurvedic medicine since ancient times. It is known to promote healthy digestion, treat flatulence and relieve constipation. And more importantly, carrom seeds is said to aid in weight loss and reduction of belly fat.  How to Lose Weight (Tip #2): Track your Calorie Intake For Weight Loss.

What is Ajwain?

Ajwain, also known as ajowan , caraway, bishop's weed or carrom seeds in English is a herb of the Apiaceae family. Both, its the leaves and the seed‑like fruit, can be eaten. Ajwain is small oval-shaped seed like fruits which resemble the seeds of other plants in the Apiaceae family such as caraway, cumin and fennel. It tastes bitter and pungent with a flavour similar to anise and oregano. How to Lose Weight (Tip #3): Start Doing Burpee Exercise for Fat Loss.

Ajwain and Weight Loss

Ajwain is known to promote healthy digestion, treat flatulence and relieve constipation. Ajwain has some laxative properties which enables bowel movement and clears the stomach regularly and helps in keeping the digestive system healthy. Consider to add few carom seeds in water and consume it daily if you are planning for some fat loss. Since Ajwain is herbal in nature, it's intake is recommended for reducing hard belly fat. How to Lose Weight (Tip #4): What Happens to Your Body When You Skip Meals? Here’s How You Gain More Weight by Starving Yourself.

An animal study published in Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods in 2014 found thymol as one of the active ingredients in ajwain, which may help to limit weight gain in mice fed a high-fat diet. Ajwain also increases the metabolic rate of the body. Apart from this, ajwain also contains a number of antioxidants, which help in detoxifying the body from harmful toxins.

Ajwain Water For Weight Loss

There are many ways to lose weight but remember that there's no one-stop solution. Losing weight entirely depends on multiple factors such as your lifestyle, eating habits and most importantly your total calorie intake. It is highly recommended to consult your doctor before starting this ajwain drink for weight loss as people with clotting disorders or those on blood thinners should avoid carom seeds. In addition, pregnant women should stay away from ajwain, as it can cause abortions.

(This article is written for an informative purpose and should not be substituted for medical advice. Kindly consult your doctor before trying any tips.)