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Top 5 Fat-Burning Spices

Top 5 Fat-Burning Spices

Losing weight can be a lot easier if you spice up your food.  Add these top five fat-burning spices to your diet to ramp up weight loss:

1. Garlic and 2. Onions;  These yummy foods contain phytochemicals that break down fatty deposits in the body while also breaking down cholesterol; kill viruses, bacteria and fungi; and protect against heart disease.

3. Turmeric:  this popular spice, used primarily in Indian cooking, is the highest known source of beta-carotene, the antioxidant that helps protect your liver from free radical damage.  Turmeric also helps your liver heal while helping your body metabolize fats by decreasing the fat storage rate in liver cells.  Turmeric has the added advantage of being shown in study after study to protect the brain against damage, including diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

4. Cinnamon:  Researchers at the United States Department of Agriculture showed that one-quarter teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon with food helps metabolize sugar up to 20 times better than without cinnamon.  Excess sugar in the blood can lead to fat storage.  Because cinnamon balances blood sugar levels it has the added advantage of stabilizing mood and energy levels.

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5. ChilesAdd some heat to your food to fire up your metabolism. Capsaicin, the active ingredient in chile peppers, significantly improves fat burning.  Additionally, chiles help boost energy levels as well.

It’s easy to benefit from the fat-burning ability of spices.  Simply start adding more fresh garlic and onions to your vegetable dishes, soups, stir-fries, stews, and curries.  Turmeric is excellent in curry dishes.  Cinnamon is not only good with sweet foods, it is also excellent in savory dishes and can be added to Asian-inspired foods like curries, stir-fries, and stews.  Chiles can be added to almost anything for a blast of heat.

Related:
Spices for Your Brain
4 Fat-Burning Foods

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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2:44PM PDT on Sep 29, 2014

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10:10PM PDT on Sep 12, 2014

I want more and more articles and blogs please post soon such informative information.garcinia cambogia extract

11:05PM PDT on Aug 17, 2014

@Cedar F.

about a tsp. turmeric to a kg of veggies is about right. For meat it's about 1 1/2tsp. However if you buy a good quality mix masala (not chilli powder) it should already be there with other spices.

5:39AM PDT on Jul 29, 2014

thank you for good info

10:09PM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

thanks

3:57AM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

Pepper = Peppy

3:56AM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

Not a fan of tumetic

3:55AM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

Love garlic and onion and don't mind chilli sometimes

3:54AM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

Love garlic and onion and don't mind chilli sometimes

3:53AM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

Noted thanks

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