As weight loss encompasses both active exercising and a strict monitoring of foods and ingredients, we sometimes find our meals tasteless and bland. Our intense cravings are probably not helping us either. Well, here’s a good news! You can actually add these spices to your favourite foods to give them that extra flavouring, while not jeopardizing your dieting plans!
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Find out which are the 5 spices you can add to your recipes which allows for more efficient weight loss!
1. Chili powder
I can’t help but rejoice because I am a huge fan of spicy food (although my tolerance for spiciness begs to differ). To all lovers of spicy foods out there who are trying to lose weight, go ahead and add dashes of chili powder to your meals because the spiciness increases your body temperature, enhancing the speed in which fats are burnt! In addition, the spicier the food, the slower your speed of eating. This reduction in your eating speed may also help to reduce the amount of food you consume!
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Besides being an anti-inflammatory ingredient, ginger also possess fat burning properties, making it a necessary ingredient in your weight loss plans. This is because it can effectively speed up your metabolism rate! In addition, this ingredient acts as an appetite suppressant, making you feel fuller without eating as much as you usually do.
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One of my favourite spices ever, cinnamon adds a sweet and aromatic fragrance to any dish. Cinnamon helps with your weight loss plans as it acts similarly to that of insulin, which improves your metabolism rate for glucose. It helps to prevent the storage of fat as well as the conversion of sugar into fats. Furthermore, cinnamon makes you feel full for a longer time as it delays the rate food is passed from the stomach to the intestine. All of these assist you in shedding some of your weight.
Containing curcumin, turmeric can prevent fat accumulation in adipose tissues! In addition, turmeric helps to lower cholesterol levels, which in turn have positive impacts on your weight loss progress.
5. Black pepper
Rich in fat-burning properties, black pepper also helps to prevent the formation of new fat cells as it contains piperine. This may reduce the chances of weight gain. In addition, black pepper is low in calories, coming up to 8 kcal per teaspoon. This is a great trade-off for the amazing flavours it adds to our foods. Black pepper also cuts down on stomach bloating and water retention, allowing for the appearance of a flatter stomach.
Stop forcing yourself to eat bland and tasteless food for the sake of weight loss. Add these spices to your meals, and enjoy the best of both worlds – effective weight loss and a delicious meal.
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