Some foods are better for you than others. Some promote weight gain, while others act as excellent fat burners. There are several spices which make your weight loss and fat burning efforts as efficient as possible. Add the following spices to your daily diet, and you may just begin to see the Battle of the Bulge turning in your favor.
This common spice has been used for centuries to treat a number of health problems. Increased blood sugar levels can cause fat storage. Cinnamon regulates your blood sugar by controlling insulin levels. This spice also speeds up your metabolism, helps burn belly fat, and suppresses your appetite, making it a “super food” for promoting weight loss.
How to benefit – Sprinkle some cinnamon powder in your morning coffee, on your cereal or oatmeal, or simply take a daily cinnamon supplement.
This spice is used in a lot of traditional Indian dishes. It is a great inflammation fighter and antioxidant. Inflammation can make losing excess weight difficult, and can actually promote obesity.
How to benefit – Delicious and healthy recipes with turmeric can be found in Indian cookbooks. You can also sprinkle this versatile spice on just about any food, though it does have a sharp and strong flavor.
Dihydrocapsiate is the tongue-twisting compound found in Cayenne and other peppers which dramatically boosts your body’s ability to burn fat.
How to benefit – The spicy cayenne pepper can be eaten raw or cooked. Cayenne powders are also available, allowing you to spice up the flavor in your favorite recipes.
The Ginger root can be boiled down to make a powerful tea. It can also be shaved and grated, and then cooked into your favorite recipes. The Ginger root contains natural chemicals which help reduce food cravings while simultaneously decreasing your appetite.
How to benefit – The Ginger root is very dense. Because of this, it is best when it is cooked boiled, or processed in a juicing machine before eating or drinking.
When added with other spices and herbs which promote weight loss, cumin has proven to help as an appetite suppressant, fat burner and healthy body weight regulator.
How to benefit – Cumin is popular in taco seasonings and curry recipes, but is also as versatile as your imagination will allow.
Mustard and other spices which have a hot or “spicy” flavor turn up your body’s heat producing power. This causes you to lose weight as your metabolism speeds up and calories are burned at a quicker than normal rate.
How to benefit – In condiment and powder form, mustard is one of the most versatile of all of the weight loss spices.