If your concept of losing weight is based only on a healthy diet then you’re missing a lot of other formulas shown by research to assist the body burn. Spices could be of great help!
Spices are the best ways to add flavor to food for no extra calories, sugar, or other junk – which is very vital to do when losing weight is your primary focus. Why? The answer is simple: Research shows that no matter how disciplined you are if you don’t like the taste of what you eat, you’re much less likely to stick to any diet. Spices add a reasonable amount of flavor to food and can turn, for example, that piece of plain chicken into a restaurant-worthy meal, thanks to just a little, paprika, ground pepper, sea salt and rosemary.
In addition, most spices are capable of boosting your metabolism and aid your body in burning fat more quickly. Here are 4 spices with science-backed powers to help you lose all the weight your heart desires
This classic holiday spice has been shown to balance blood sugar, helping to curb cravings and keep you feeling full for longer. While you might already sprinkle some cinnamon in oatmeal, you can increase your daily intake by mixing the spice in cottage cheese, plain yogurt, or your favorite brew to make a more fragrant tea (and many more things!). Cinnamon also makes a great addition to savory spice rubs and marinades for meat.
This brightly colored yellow spice may help your body burn fat, according to a 2009 study from Tufts University that found that mice fed curcumin—the active ingredient in turmeric—lost more fat than those on the same diet with no curcumin.
A “warming spice,” turmeric increases body heat, which, in turn, can boost metabolism. The spice also has a host of other health benefits, from helping fight Alzheimer’s disease to keeping hormones in check during “that time of the month.” Try adding turmeric to soups or stews or sprinkle over roasted veggies or nuts.
Cumin is the little spice that could do a whole lot of burning. Just by adding one teaspoon to one of your meals per day cumin can help you burn up to three times more body fat according to recent study conducted on overweight women.
That’s great news, especially since cumin is so universal, great for adding flavor to almost any food. Try it in everything from soups, stews, dressings, and dips to stir-fries, rubs, marinades, and even flatbreads and other savory baked goods.
Like cinnamon, ginger helps control blood sugar, meaning it can help prevent a spike in your glucose levels after a sugar- or carb-rich meal.
The spice also has the same fat-burning, or thermogenic, properties as turmeric and cayenne, according to Barbara Mendez, RPH, MS, an integrative nutritionist in New York City. Grate fresh ginger into stir-fries, over baked fish, or into fruit salad or tea.
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