Who doesn’t want to be slim and healthy? We are forever looking out for ways to shed that extra fat, by exercise, pills or a ‘perfect’ diet for weight loss. We follow certain diets, skip meals, eat less and many more ways to get in perfect shape. But then there are so many side effects of these diets.
There is no need to do all this, instead just go through the food and spices stored in your kitchen pantry. You have your slimming aids right there. Never skip a meal and have healthy eating habits.
Foods and spices that help to stay slim and healthy
It is one of the most efficient natural food item which helps to loose weight. It is an anti-oxidant, reduces inflammation and also lessens oxidative stress. Stress produces ‘cortisol’ in the body which leads to weight gain. Consuming cinnamon regularly reduces stress, so cortisol is reduced in the body and there is weight loss.
Cinnamon increases the rate of metabolism, which leads to burning more calories as well as the extra fat from the body. It helps to break down carbohydrates and reduce the LDL levels of cholesterol.
Turmeric is used in almost all dishes in India. Curcumin, a component in turmeric, reduces weight gain, accumulation of fat is reduced, metabolic rate increases and you lose weight. It burns fat and the increase in fat tissue is reduced.
Capsaicin found in chilli pepper suppresses appetite. If you add chillies to your breakfast you tend to eat less for lunch. Dihydrocapsiate a compound found in hot peppers increases the capability of the body to burn fat. It increases body temperature, boosts metabolism and perks up digestion.
Fresh or in powder form, ginger is known to help decrease your appetite. It increases metabolic rate so the process of burning calories also increases. It is also called a thermogenic food.
It is a thermogenic herb. The spice helps to lower the blood sugar, regulate insulin and lowers the level of LDL cholesterol. It improves digestive system and prevents the formation of gas in the stomach, so your stomach doesn’t bloat up. It increases the rate of metabolism and helps to burn fat in the body.
Cloves speed up the metabolic rate and help to burn more calories and in turn burn body fat. It reduces sugar levels in the body and regulates the insulin in the body.
Mustard contains isothiocyanates, a chemical that dilates blood vessels and increases the levels of ‘ephedrine’, the fat burning hormone. As more fat is burnt, it results in weight loss. Due to its thermogenic property more calories are burnt during digestion.
Piperine, the substance that gives it the peppery flavor, is thermogenic and helps to burn more calories. It also aids the body to absorb nutrients more proficiently.
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These spices and herbs are commonly used in Indian cuisine but we are not aware of their properties. Now make proper use of these spices for more health benefits. When spices are used as a blend a potent weight loss mixture is created.