Cumin, or jeera, has been hitting the hot oil in almost every Indian’s cooking vessel. But, do you know that it holds more benefits than just adding flavor to your food? When consumed with water, daily on an empty stomach, it works as a natural remedy to solve a host of your tummy woes.

Here are the following health benefits of cumin water that make it one of the healthiest drinks to savor every morning:

Boosts your digestion

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Cumin contains powerful digestion-aiding properties. Thus, consuming a glass of cumin water everyday paves the way for a healthy digestive system.  By secreting enzymes that help break down sugar, fats, and carbohydrates, it helps you deal with diarrhea, nausea, gas, and other problems related to digestion.

Flushes out toxins

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Cumin seeds are packed with natural antioxidants that help flush out the toxic materials from our body. Thus, having a glass full of cumin water daily on an empty stomach helps in detoxifying and regular functioning of various internal organs of the body such as liver and stomach.

Helps you to lose weight

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Cumin water is a miracle drink for people struggling to lose weight. By suppressing your appetite and boosting your metabolism, it lowers the fat percentage of your body. Also, regular consumption of cumin water, supplemented with exercises that are focused on reducing belly fat, can bring wonderful results.

Lowers LDL (bad cholesterol)

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An increased level of LDL can prone you to various cardiovascular problems. However, if you start consuming cumin water every morning on an empty stomach, it can significantly help to lower the bad cholesterol level. Not only does it reduce bad cholesterol, but it also improves the level of good cholesterol (HDL).

Strengthens immunity

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Cumin is packed with iron and comprises a fair amount of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. This is why drinking cumin water helps to maintain the normal functionality of our immune system. Also, it destroys harmful bacteria that can adversely affect the immune system.

How to Prepare Cumin Water?

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Preparing this magic potion at home is extremely easy and does not need any special requirement. All you need to do is to boil a spoonful of cumin seeds in a glass of water for 5 minutes. Let it cool and your cumin water is ready to savor. You can also use dry roasted cumin to add more flavor to the drink. This does not need an overnight soak and can be done quickly.

Now, as you know the benefits and way to prepare this drink, so start savoring it on an empty stomach in the morning to give the healthiest start to your day.

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