Non-Profit Trusted Source of Non-Commercial Health Information
The Original Voice of the American Academy of Anti-Aging, Preventative, and Regenerative Medicine
logo logo
Diet Functional Foods Health Tips Nutrition

8 Spices That May Help you Lose Weight

4 months ago

3932  0
Posted on Feb 15, 2018, 10 a.m.

Losing weight is hard enough as it is without adding eating bland food to the process, and why should you? Why not dive into you pantry for a few spices that may help you to lose weight and enjoy that chicken breast or noshing on that raw celery a bit more. Spices such as simple black pepper to turmeric may just help you along the way and spice it up.

Losing weight is hard enough as it is without adding eating bland food to the process, and why should you? Why not dive into you pantry for a few spices that may help you to lose weight and enjoy that chicken breast or noshing on that raw celery a bit more. Spices such as simple black pepper to turmeric may just help you along the way and spice it up.

Cardamom can offer some health benefits. Cardamom helps to increase the movement of food through the digestive tract which helps with the treatment of intestinal spasms and gas. Cardamom is considered to be a thermogenic spice when it comes to weight loss, which means it helps to raise body temperature in turn helping the body to burn fat more efficiently.

Black pepper helps to block the formation of new fat cells according to researchers in South Korea, and Dr. Barbara Mendez states it can help prevent weight gain. The bioavailability of turmeric is boosted by black pepper.

Turmeric may have health benefits which includes decreasing inflammation and weight loss. It helps prevent the accumulation of fat in the adipose tissues of the body, and helps to reduce the amount of fat that is stored in the liver and stomach.

Cayenne pepper is another thermogenic spice which will help raise body temperature leading to a faster metabolism and weight loss.  Dr Lauren Minchen states adding cayenne pepper to your meal may help you burn a 100 calories as you eat. Studies suggest it may help to curb appetite as well lending favour to help stop snacking.

Cinnamon has been shown by many studies to have multiple health benefits such as weight loss and lowering the risk of heart disease. It can help with minor digestion issues, it may help lower blood sugar levels, bad cholesterol levels, and may help to feel full longer.

Cumin has been found by researchers at Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences to improve unhealthy cholesterol levels, reduce body fat, and reduce harmful fat in the blood.

Ginger may help with weight loss and it improves blood sugar levels, it may also help improve the levels of good cholesterol. Ginger increases leptin levels which will help burn fat more efficiently.

Garlic is known for its nutritional value, helping to reduce inflammation and blood pressure. Research from Seoul says that garlic decreases the effects of unhealthy food on the liver and body, and helps in weight loss. A study from researchers in Israel says that garlic helps to reduce the symptoms of diabetes and decreased plaque build-up in coronary arteries.

What you eat plays an important role in weight loss, if what you eat is more enjoyable you are less likely to turn to unhealthy choices. Why suffer bland foods, these are just a few spices that may help in weight loss, at the very least will help spice up your life and enjoy.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

WorldHealth Videos