If you want to lose weight – sprinkle your food with certain spices – nutritionists say. It seems that using of spices can not only to reveal the flavor of our food and make it more tasty, but also it can help to boost our metabolism. There are eight main spices which can help us to lose weight:
Cinnamon. This spice most actively promotes metabolism. The research shows that cinnamon successfully controlled blood sugar levels and prevents the formation of fats. Only 0.25 teaspoon of cinnamon per day 20 times improves carbohydrate metabolism. Moreover, the mere scent of cinnamon can suppress the appetite and create the illusion of fullness, not eating any calories. You can add some cinnamon to coffee, tea, oatmeal, sprinkle it on baked fruits and poultry.
Cayenne pepper. These extremely hot pepper speeds up metabolism and reduce blood sugar without letting it to turn into fat. Cayenne pepper contain a particular substance – capsaicin, which slightly raises the body temperature, and with it – the body's ability to be used for energy purposes use carbohydrates and fat.
Note: About 50 percent of the carbohydrates and fats are consumed in 3 hours! In addition, cayenne pepper stimulates epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine production, which, acting together, is able to suppress the appetite.
Turmeric. This is a very popular Indian spice which is used not only for cooking but also in medicine. Turmeric – an antioxidant that fights free radicals and inhibit inflammatory reactions. This spice also stimulates the metabolism – the active substance – curcumin, prevents fat cells from storing fat. In addition, turmeric improves digestion – including the difficult to digest meat and fatty food. A pinch of turmeric can be pour to the oil and vinegar salad dressing, or into stews.
Cardamom. This spice has fat-burning properties. Its seeds can pour into coffee, tea or a marinade for poultry. Another option: 1 teaspoon cardamom seeds put into 250 ml of boiling water, boil for 10 minutes, refrigerate the broth and drink after a meal.
Anise. Anise is an excellent measure relieving appetite. When hungry chew anise – they stifle appetite and lift your mood. Advantage: a pleasant smell from the mouth.
Ginger. It speeds up the metabolism. Like cayenne pepper, ginger, slightly raises the body temperature, and activates metabolic processes. Springfield Medical Institute (Australia) have shown that eating ginger, metabolism accelerates about 20 percent! In addition, ginger reduces the harmful cholesterol levels.
Black pepper. They destroy fat cells and accelerate metabolism. The active substance in peppers – piperine, acts the brain and nervous system, which makes our body burn more calories. Pepper also helps to relieve heartburn, indigestion and bloating.
Horseradish. It also destroys fat cells. Horseradish stimulates digestion (especially eating them with a high fat and meat dishes), cleans the body.
Take some horseradish eating eggs, meat and salads.