Cardamom is rich in important nutrients; moreover, it helps burning fats and fighting diabetes
Cardamom is one of the spices you should always keep in your kitchen. Even though it is less known than vanilla and saffron, just like them it is one of the most expensive spices and has many beneficial properties for our health.
Moreover, if you want to lose weight, you can follow a cardamom diet!
Cardamom, a spice which can burn fat
Among this Indian spice benefits there are very interesting ones, especially for people who want to lose weight. Cardamom is an ally of the gastrointestinal tract; it enhances digestion, reduces intestinal gas (and bloating bellies) and limits fat on the abdomen.
This spice can be very useful to lose extra weight. According to the cardamom diet, you should drink a herbal tea with this product before every main meal and another at night, before going to bed. It will make you feel full and accelerate your metabolism.
Cardamom herbal tea: benefits
In order to make a tasty drink, you need to tablespoon of cardamom seeds. The green variety is the most selected and less bitter one, so it more easily suits this recipe.
Boil the seeds for 5 minutes, then let the herbal tea sit for a few minutes, with the stove turned off. Pour in a cup and add a teaspoon of honey: you are ready to start your cardamom diet!
If you like strong and spicy flavors, you can also try Masala chai, an Indian drink which contains a lot of spices, among which cardamom. You can replace your usual tea with it, so you will keep benefit from cardamom.
Cardamom diet and diabetes
Other than being perfect to lose weight, scientists showed that this spice has anti-diabetes properties. It is rich in manganese, a mineral which can regulate glycemia: it reduces blood sugar levels.
Many studies have linked manganese deficiencies to type 2 diabetes. Another research, instead, has shown that some rats, taking cardamom, had lower sugar levels both on an empty stomach and after meals. Of course, you should take this spice together with a diet rich in fibers and poor in sugars.
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ultimo aggiornamento: 27-02-2019