Cardamom, also known as elaichi, has long been a staple in Indian kitchens and is used widely in curries, rice-dishes and desserts. The aromatic spice adds not only a fresh flavour to the delicacies, but also makes them a notch healthier. Cardamom has essential oils that are known to promote health. Moreover, it possesses antioxidants and antibiotic qualities, and benefits digestive health. Turns out, cardamom helps in weight loss too.
According to the book, Healing Foods by DK Publishing, "An effective digestive stimulant and diuretic, cardamom boosts metabolism and helps the body burn fat more effectively." Managing conditions like indigestion, constipation, and water retention, elaichi makes for an important weight loss spice. It is said that one of the best ways to curb such conditions is to drink cardamom water on a daily basis.
We tell you why you should include it in your diet and how to use it to lose weight, the healthy way.