Great Skin Foods #6

Why you should make cumin part of your diet

Cumin—found in chili and curries and many other spicy dishes—not only tastes great, it is an aid to digestion, and may help battle various diseases from diabetes to colon cancer and even the common cold. The so-called “fat-burning spice” has anti-fungal and microbial/disinfectant properties and, of course, the seeds are loaded with antioxidants like vitamin E. Cumin--in seed and powder form— is full of calcium, iron and magnesium and has long been used in traditional medicines around the world. 


Anti-Inflammatory cumin

The spice that helps to give chilli and curries their tasty flavors can also help prevent signs of aging like sagging, brown or age spots, and wrinkles, so it's good for your skin from the inside out. It's an anti-inflammatory and helps as a prevention against cancer and other life threatening diseases such as heart and circulation problems.

 If you're pre-diabetic (or worried about becoming so!) or interested in losing weight for other reasons, be sure to spice it up with cumin! Research shows that cumin seeds help to regulate blood sugar. Cumin as part of a diet may help prevent diabetes development and is useful to treat those with diabetes. It is also been shown to be helpful in weight loss, decreasing body fat, and naturally lowering cholesterol levels.

The six foods (and spices!) we've covered in this series of Great Skin Foods # 1-6 alone don’t guarantee a wonderful complexion. Nothing replaces a great skincare routine and a healthy lifestyle. But including them in your usual diet will be a great first step to healthy, glowing skin!

And the next step should be using the Warsh Cloth every day to wash (Warsh!) your face with water only to give your skin a fresh start every time you clean it. Rejuvenate with Maxine Warsh.