There is no magic pill or diet that can make up for a poor diet, lack of exercise, sleep and a healthy lifestyle in general. However, some spices can help you lose weight by boosting your metabolism.
Turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger, popular ingredients in the Asian cuisine, can help boost immunity and metabolism. Make sure to combine these spices with a well-rounded, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Cinnamon, turmeric and ginger are spices that have been shown to increase metabolism, enhance fat burning and promote feelings of fullness.
Cinnamon is an aromatic spice, rich in antioxidants. Some studies suggested that cinnamon could increase weight loss, by boosting metabolism and promote fat burning. Cinnamon was found to increase thermogenesis (the body’s production of heat) by up to 20%, which helps to burn more calories.
Cinnamon is especially effective in stabilizing blood sugar levels, which may help reduce appetite and hunger.
Incorporating a teaspoonful of cinnamon in your daily diet may reduce your appetite, stabilize your blood sugar levels and help you lose weight.
You can add cinnamon to milk, herbal tea, oatmeal, sprinkle on your honey toast or add it to your coffee or fruit juices.
Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties— mostly related to its compound curcumin — may play a role in weight loss and fat loss in human and animal studies. It can also enhance recovery and performance in active people.
Curcumin combined with enhancing agents offer multiple health benefits. Piperine – the active component of black pepper – may boost curcumin absorption by up to 2,000%.
Turmeric can be used in cooking or taken as a supplement.
How to Prepare Cinnamon & Turmeric Golden Milk
This recipe is perfect for the cold season and it can replace your coffee intake.
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4-1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla essence
1 tbsp maple syrup
Pinch black pepper
Place all the ingredients in a saucepan, boil and mix the composition for about 1 minute.
Pour into a mug and enjoy! Get the recipe here.
Some research suggests that ginger could be effective for weight loss, by increasing metabolism and fat burning, as well as decrease appetite and fat absorption.
Ginger can be used as a food condiment, or to make tea. You can make a turmeric, cinnamon and ginger tea for an explosion of antioxidants and flavors!