Love Hate Relationship with Cumin

Oh cumin, you have SO many health benefits – but I hate you.

The taste of cumin is a very dominant, distinct flavor…and I can’t stand it.  When a recipe calls for cumin, I cut down the amount significantly.  Honestly, the taste of cumin can ruin an entire meal for me.  Cumin contains so many different vitamins and minerals.  It’s a great source of protein and amino acids.  One teaspoon daily will meet your daily requirements!

Let me tell you a little more about cumin.

It’s a great digestive aid.  It stimulates your saliva glands which helps break down food.  If you have gas troubles, cumin will help!  And because of it’s dietary fiber, it is a natural laxative.  There’s also properties in it that help cure hemorrhoids!  Even though it’s an on-going study, it shows that it could prevent diabetes – that’s crazy.

Cumin is a stimulant and a relaxant at the same time.  The stimulant part helps with respiratory issues such as asthma, while also helping you with sleep problems.

It’s also super rich in iron – so if you are anemic you should be eating cumin!

The anti-cacogenic properties in cumin help. prevent. cancer!!

Okay, okay, so I’m seeing how great it is, but what does it have to taste so bad!  Maybe it’s not even bad…it’s just very bold.  I’ve read that you can mix it with honey, but what about in my chili?  I just wish it tasted better.  Anyone have any suggestions on making the flavor more mild?  I use hardly any and I can still taste it!

“High heels are pleasure with pain.”

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I’m a 34 year old kid at heart. I reached a low point in my life where I felt like I needed to take control before I didn’t have the choice, and that’s when I decided that I needed to change my lifestyle. It’s going to be my life long goal to always achieve optimum health…I am still young after all. Here I am, over one year into my Paleo journey, and I never felt better.

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