Losing Weight is a common achievement many people work towards. However, it is often a long, intricate process, that takes dedication and commitment. Between detailed workout plans and juice cleanses, it seems that there are countless weight loss tips to try. There are constantly new health supplements and protein powders going on the market to boost weight loss. Are there any other simple weight loss tips that have visible results, but aren’t noticeably popular trends? One extremely effective natural options to add to a weight loss regime is black seed oil.
Black seed oil has been used for centuries as a natural solution for skin, hair, and digestive health, and only discovered more recently to be a great addition to increased weight loss results. Black seed oil comes from Nigella Sativa plant, which is native to Asia.
Here are ways black seed oil helps weight loss regimes
- Rich in Antioxidants- The small, crescent-shaped black seed is full of antioxidants. The antioxidants in the oil made from the black seed help flush the body of any unnatural toxins that slow the body’s metabolism and overall function. The antioxidants help the body’s digestive qualities to increase, which helps the body use all of its nutrients to their full potential and helps with the proper disposal of harmful substances and properties.
- Full of Fatty Acids- Now, this might seem off since fat is exactly the thing black seed oil is supposed to help the body lose. However, fatty acids are not necessarily what holds fat on the body. Fatty acids such as oleic, linoleic, and palmitic, which hold the job of transporting fat out of the body. The fatty acids that are linoleic based are especially great for weight loss because it helps speed up the body’s fat-burning ability.
- Appetite Curbing- Don’t get too alarmed– black seed oil does not take away someone’s drive to eat and fuel one’s body. Appetite curbing is not the answer for healthy, safe weight loss. The right food must be what the body intakes for effective weight loss to take place. However, black seed oil has been discovered to curb the appetite for unhealthy, overly carb-loaded and sugar-filled foods. Black seed oil has this ability to curb appetite for carb and sugar-filled foods because it holds high levels of phytosterols, which are fats from plants that control the amount of cholesterol absorbed into the body. Phytosterols also balance blood sugar levels by increasing the blood’s sensitivity to insulin and glucose. This is what prevents the body from craving sweets and high carb foods. In replacement of these high carbs, sugar-loaded foods try replacing with vegetables like spinach, zucchini, romaine lettuce, all green vegetables which are wonderful for weight loss, can more easily be added into one’s food planning.
Now, there is one final question that is standing in the way of black seed oil helping your weight loss regime– How do I effectively use the black seed oil to help weight loss along?
Many people simply mix in the black cumin-like oil into their foods. However, the liquid tends to have a very distinct, overbearing taste and scent. This is why it is recommended to intake black seed in the form of powder or pill. Mix small amounts (like a teaspoon to a tablespoon) of the black seed powder into a smoothie, or into a cooked food while being prepared. This way the black seed flavor will naturally blend with the tastes of the food or drink and will be barely, if not at all, noticed. The more simple solution is to simply swallow a black seed oil pill every morning before breakfast, or a straight teaspoon of the oil. (Just warning– the oil is very potent.) Another option is to mix the oil with an equal amount of honey, simultaneously sweetening up the flavor while doing wonders for the body’s digestive health.
Add black seed oil to your weight loss regime, and you won’t be disappointed with the miraculous results it will have on your body’s health, both inside and out!
This article was written by Jennifer
Jennifer is the beauty and brains behind ! She loves eating healthy and trying new recipes. The self-proclaimed Zumba Queen has a passion for beauty products and loves reading new books. She’s always down for a DIY project!