A recent study has uncovered the health benefits of cardamom, a widely used spice with an aromatic quality. The research also examines its effects on appetite enhancement and fat burning.
A recent study by University of Texas A&M AgriLife researchers found that the consumption of Cardamom can lead to several health benefits, including increased appetite, fat loss, and decreased inflammation. They named it a “superfood” and concluded that it could be ‘good for you’. Dr. Luis Cisneros-Zevallos, horticulture and food science professor at TexasA&Metoregis said: As an example, its consumption may help people stay at 7-8 pounds – healthy or
The Department of Horticultural Sciences’ head, Dr. Amit Dhingra, stated that Professor Cisneros-Zevallos’ research is aiding in understanding the impact of various crops on our health. This aligns with the department’s goals of promoting sustainability, wellness, and providing enough food for everyone.
The International Journal of Molecular Sciences published a study that suggests that Cardamom seeds can alter brain signals to promote energy use and reduce fat in mice. This research highlights the popularity of the spice, which has calming properties like its warm herbal taste and unique fragrance mixed with eucalyptus, mint, and pepper.
According to Cisneros-Zevallos, Damom is not a well-known spice in the U.S., but it is widely used worldwide. Their research indicates that this small spice can help burn calories, keep you in shape, boost your appetite, and impact our eating habits.
The researchers added different amounts of cardamom seeds to the regular food of live animals and discovered that it not only makes animals more hungry but also helps them burn calories and lose fat. Cisneros-Zevallos explained that adults could get at least 77 milligrams of the good parts of Cardamoke per day, which is equivalent to consuming 8 to 10 cardam pods daily.
The study revealed that Cardamom alters brain regions that regulate the utilization of fat and energy in the human body. Cisneros-Zevallos noted that other research studies have shown an increase in inflammation, which he believes could put an end to many diseases.
The study’s findings indicated that cardamom seeds have potential to enhance health, particularly through their use in sports, healthy foods, and supplements.
The study disclosed that the consumption of Cardamom can assist in controlling appetite and shedding weight. Dr. Cisneros-Zevallos believes this discovery could aid in sports nutrition and helping individuals recover from illnesses that require increased food consumption.
Cisneros-Zevallos noted that the natural components of Damascus can be utilized to produce health-related items. This revelation is beneficial for both health conscious individuals and Guatemalan farmers, who employ sustainable methods to grow Cardamom in tropical forests. He added that “Cardamomm is an essential component of Guatemala’s economy.”
The study received support from Heifer International in Guatemala, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture in Costa Rica, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as the Ministry of agriculture in a different country last year, which suggests that it could help farmers and alleviate immigration problems if it becomes more popular in the United States and other countries.
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