Drinking jeera water can benefit your body in many ways. Here are all the health benefits from Nutritionist Shivani Bavalekar. Read on.
Jeera or cumin is an essential ingredient for many dishes in India. Cumin seeds come from a flowering plant that belongs to the Apiaceae family and its scientific name is Cuminum cyminum. Jeera seeds help in providing a very different hot flavour to the meal. It has many benefits from regulating the digestion process, losing weight to controlling diabetes too.
You can get all the packed nutrients of cumin seeds by soaking it in water and drinking the jeera water. Onlymyhealth editorial team spoke to Ms. Shivani Bavalekar, Sr. Executive Nutritionist, Cloudnine group of hospitals, Kalyani Nagar, Pune about the health benefits on jeera water. In this article, you will learn in details about the health benefits of jeera water and when, how and how much to drink it.
Jeera water benefits
The question that arises in mind is that, 'Does jeera water actually help in weight loss?'. There are many other health problems with which it can be of help. Nutritionist Shivani also talked about the benefits of jeera water. They are:
1. Acidity and indigestion
One can have jeera water to reduce bloating, acidity and indigestion in the body. Consuming two glasses of jeera water is good for a person.
2. Weight loss
For weight loss, it helps in improving your metabolic rate. Due to an increase in that rate, jeera water becomes an aid for weight reduction.
3. Protects liver
Jeera water also has anti-inflammatory properties that benefit in protecting your liver. It helps in releasing the toxins that are present in the liver.
4. Maintains blood sugar level
Moreover, researches also say that jeera/jeera water helps in improving the insulin sensitivity. It results in maintaining the blood sugar levels, especially for diabetics in lowering it.
5. Good for pregnant women
Another health benefits of jeera water is during pregnancy. Some pregnant women go through morning sickness, bloating, constipation and flatulence problem, which can be reduced by drinking jeera water. And for the lactation mother, it helps in milk secretion.
Also read: 10 Unexpected Side Effects of Cumin Seeds
How to make jeera water and when to drink it?
Take one full spoon or two of jeera and put it in 2 cups of water in a pan. Heat the water and wait for it to boil. Once it starts boiling, switch off the stove and strain the water. Your jeera water is ready to sip slowly with pleasure. It will soothe your throat as well as add on to health benefits. According to Nutritionist Shivani, "On an average, a normal human being can have two glasses of jeera water. For weight loss, one glass early morning in an empty stomach and the other one after dinner. People having a lot of gas problem then they can have jeera water for the whole day." She added saying, "In diabetes, excess jeera water can lower the sugar levels. Researches are going on to more about this. Excess of anything can give a negative impact, especially for the diabetic patients. It has to be taken in moderation, otherwise, there are no as such side effects of jeera water".
These were some of the major health benefits of Jeera water and how much and when to consume it. Jeera water is filled with essential nutrients to enhance your body functions. Have this natural drink at home to enjoy its benefits and lead a healthy lifestyle.
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