4 Spices That Can Help You Lose Weight

 

4 Spices That Can Help You Lose Weight

 

Who doesn’t want to lose weight? Who loves being fat? The answer is nobody. Who wants to look slim, fit, and well tone? Yes, you got it right, everybody. On a closer look you will discover that we tend to search for this treasure of weight loss in a land far, far away. As the popular saying goes what are touring the world in search of may actually be in your home, the secret to weight loss may not be far off.

 

We often use spices in our meals, if not all the time. Actually some of us don’t. But instead of running out in search of other weight loss options such as dieting, starving, more dieting, and more starving, we can spice up what we eat. These seemingly little changes can go a long way in helping us on our weight loss journey. After all, big shots are small shots that kept shooting.

 

These spices help in the fat burning process and should be included in your weight loss plan. When you incorporate them in your diet, you will get desired results over time as long as you are consistent. They include:

 

1- Turmeric :

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This is a yellow powder from the ginger family. It is brightly coloured and is what gives curry, its yellow colour. It is a good source of beta-carotene. The history of its use originates from the Asians who use it to spice their food and as an herb because of its medicinal qualities. It was also formerly used as a cloth dye. Its main ingredient-curcumin has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which helps to combat weight loss by ridding our body of toxins stored in the fat cells, improving our body’s metabolism, controlling our blood sugar level and breaking down fat thereby preventing weight gain.

 

Best Ways To Add Turmeric To Your Diet

Turmeric has been consumed as part of curry and cooked with onions in some fat. Often praised for its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric has different recipes. The following are the best Ways To Add Turmeric To Your Diet:

  • You can spice up your rice dishes by adding turmeric especially to the organic white basmati. However, you should ensure that the rice is not overcooked.
  • You can add it to the fried or scrambled eggs.
  • Spicy lentils. You can add turmeric to the green or brown lentils that can be cooked in around thirty minutes. You could make your dish more delicious by adding some black pepper.
  • You can prepare the chick peas and coat them with plenty turmeric powder. To make the meal delicious, add black pepper, some mixture of sea salt and cold-pressed oil liver, then roast the mixture lightly for some minutes.
  • Adding a shake of turmeric to your ice cold buttermilk adds flavor and makes it enjoyable.

 

2- Ginger:

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This is a spice or a herb that is gotten from the underground stem of the plant-Zingiber Officinale . It may be dried and ground to powder or taken as a drink. It is a fat burning spice because it helps to speed up the body’s metabolism which is a fat burning process. It also helps to suppress appetite- an integral part of the weight loss program. It helps in the regulation of the body’s cholesterol level by reducing high cholesterol level. Its anti-inflammatory property helps in the body’s fat burning process by preventing the blood vessels from getting inflamed. It is also a thermogenic food which increases the body heat which in turn aids weight loss. It is a cortisol suppressant- cortisol is a steroid hormone otherwise known as the stress hormone which is responsible for a number of important body functions. Its level increases as stress level increases which may lead to weight gain.

 

How to Make Homemade Ginger Tea ?

There is no need to buy packaged ginger tea when you can prepare your own at home. Making ginger tea at home is effortless, since you need a few ingredients and the process is simple.

 

Ingredients :

  • 1 teaspoon thinly sliced ginger root
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

 

Directions :

  • Place ginger slices into a cup.
  • Fill the cup with boiling water.
  • Cover the cup and wait for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, strain the solution into a large mug.
  • Stir the solution and add sugar.
  • Taste your homemade ginger tea; if it is too strong, add more boiling water.
  • You can add maple syrup instead of sugar.
  • You can also boost the taste by adding a lemon squeeze.

 

There are lots of healthy benefits you can get from homemade ginger tea. The beverage aids weight loss. It also helps with ailments, such as cold, migraines and stomachache. In addition, it soothes fatigue. So, when you are tired, grab a cup of homemade ginger tea to rejuvenate your energy.

 

Best Ways to Eat Ginger

When you eat ginger, you will feel that your body temperature increases. This in turn can help speed up your body metabolism and hence help your body to burn fatter. If you really need to loose weight, I strongly recommend that you include ginger in your diet. This stuff has proven to be effective in raising metabolism in your body and help to burn some unwanted fat.

Note that ginger can not be consumed by pregnant or even a nursing mother except under doctors supervision. Ginger is said to have a major effect on the blood, which helps with blood clotting. Speak with your physician about using this product if you are planning to have surgery or if you already take a blood-thinner.

Many people know exactly what to do to lose weight but majority of people will gain all the weight back that they have lost very quickly. This is because they always go back to their old lifestyle (that is eating unhealthy foods and not exercising). If you do not have a good exercise plan, you will gain all the weight back faster than you can lose them.

 

3- Cinnamon:

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It is a spice gotten from the South East Asian Tree- Cinnamomum. It is made by peeling the rolled bark of the tree and drying it. Sometimes, it is ground to powder. It aids weight loss by boosting the body’s metabolism, digestion process and controlling the blood sugar level. It has anti-oxidant properties which help to reduce the percentage of fat in our bodies. It lowers the cholesterol level. It is affordable and readily available. The recommended dosage is half a teaspoon per day.

 

How to Use Cinnamon for Weight Loss

1- Adding Honey :

Why honey? The short answer is that it’s a natural sweetener with many health benefits. It makes your drinks tastier too. Here’s how to prepare a sweet drink of honey and cinnamon together. Mix half teaspoon of cinnamon with one teaspoon of honey into a cup of boiling water and stir well. Then, let it cool in room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

 

2- Adding it into a cup of tea :

Most teas blend well with cinnamon. Apple or berry flavored tea works well. Prepare a cup of tea first, then add half a teaspoon of cinnamon into your drink. Stir well and it is ready to serve.

 

Here are two simple ways of using Cinnamon for weight loss. Exercise is also a vital part for losing weight. Combine these recipes with a healthy exercise routine, and you will definitely get slim in no time.

 

4- Habanero:

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It is a type of chilli pepper and one of the strongest and hottest peppers in the world. It is green when unripe and a variety of colours when ripe. They are extremely hot and currently considered some of the hottest peppers you will even come across. Interestingly, despite being some of the hottest pepper, it is because the come with major weight loss benefits that they are some of the most sough after types of pepper. Its active ingredient capaiscin helps in weight loss because of its thermogenic ability (the ability to raise the body’s temperature). This converts fat to energy. Thereby, burning calories. It also helps the metabolism process. Eating this regularly will help with weight loss.

 

Looking For Some Ways To Eat Habanero Peppers ?

If you have been looking for ways on how you can eat Habanero peppers in order to shed off those extra pounds; well, the following are some ways to eat Habanero peppers.

  • First the can be eaten raw and you can actually remove the seeds to give them a milder taste.
  • Habanero peepers can also be baked, roasted or even steamed and eaten with others foods. It does not even stop there; using a bit of their juice, you can easily create some of the best flavors for your dishes.
  • These types of peppers have also been added to chocolate dessert to create some of the most interesting flavors combination.
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