Herbs and spices for weight loss not only flavor your meals and make them far more enjoyable, while adding nutrients without adding calories, they help your body shed pounds in other ways. Some actually aid in boosting your metabolism, while others may keep your appetite in check. Many of these have substantial health benefits, too. Turmeric, for example, was used in a study on mice. When the mice had turmeric added to a high fat diet, they ate the same amount, but gained less weight and fat. Other studies show it helps speed the metabolism of fat and helps weight loss. It can help prevent diabetes, cure heartburn, slow Altzheimer’s, prevent cancer and lower the risk of heart attack.
Cinnamon and ginger are metabolism boosters, too.
Cinnamon not only smells yummy and adds loads of flavor, it’s a good spice for regulating blood sugar. That makes it exceptionally good for anyone with diabetes. It helps reduce bad cholesterol levels in the blood as well, while increasing glucose metabolism. Ginger not only boosts the metabolic rate but helps your stomach and other parts of the body with its anti-inflammatory properties and can prevent heart disease, stroke and cancer.
Just ask for the pepper, not the salt.
Black pepper has a strong flavor that comes from the piperine it contains. That’s not all it does. The piperine also interferes with the formation of new fat cells. One study showed that when combined with other herbs, such as red pepper, it helped the body burn extra calories. These were the same number of calories one might burn taking a 20 minute walk each day. That doesn’t mean eating pepper can substitute for exercise, but it can help boost the effects. It also boosts the effectiveness of other nutrients and is anti-bacterial and an antioxidant.
Turn on the heat with Cayenne pepper.
The capsaicin in hot peppers provide the heat and can even help you in the battle against the bulge. Its spicy flavor adds a sizzling to the meal because of the capsaicin, which is also why you find it in rubs to relieve muscle pain. It helps shrink fat tissue, lower blood fat levels, decrease calorie intake and helps fight fat build up. It’s a thermogenic substance, which helps heat up the body and can boost metabolism by as much as 5 percent.
Cardamom also helps boost your metabolism so you burn more fat. It helps with intestinal problems too.
Cumin helps burn body fat, while also providing many health benefits for the body, including aiding respiratory problems, digestion, skin disorders and more.
Garlic not only wards off vampires (according to some sources), but also helps you burn fat. It has other amazing health benefits too.
Don’t get sucked into paying high prices for these herbs and spices capsules as supplements when you can buy them in your grocery store as spices, use them for cooking and get the benefits, plus a tastier meal. Eating healthier with more nutrition can be extremely tasty.