Spice up weight loss: 6 fat burning spices that you can find in your kitchen

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Weight loss is one of the greatest issues in today’s society.  There are many reasons for losing weight, but whatever the reason maybe for an individual to want to lose weight, its agreeable that it is one of the biggest challenges for most people.

While as the pharmaceutical companies have immersed deep to come up with pills that can aid in weight loss, they are a pain in that they carry so many side effects and also are not light on the wallet.

This article is a feature on the natural and easy remedies of - using spices- that you can adopt to achieve weight loss. Weight loss is really easy and achievable with the right tricks and also easy to your pocket.

Here are 6 spices that will help you lose those extra kilos.

1. Black pepper

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A spice that has been used for centuries to cure inflammation and tummy problems. Recent researches have found that main component of this spice piperine which gives the spiciness also has profound abilities to interfere with the growth of new fat cells.

The reaction known as adipogenesis aid in the decrease of waist size, body fat and cholesterol levels.

Using pepper on a regular basis will burn down your calories and give you a beautiful personality. Shed off those calories by spicing up your fruit salad or a vegetable salad with black pepper. You can also add black pepper to your soups and also to other diets of your preference.

2. Ginger

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Mostly known as an aid for inflammation and treatment of inflammation, this versatile spice that can be used in so many ways has been found to also have help in weight loss. Ginger also has features that help to boost metabolism.

You can incorporate ginger in all your cooking, could it be sauces or stews. Or for better results put some ginger into your salads could be fruit or vegetable salads. Add a teaspoon of crushed ginger in your bowl of either. You can also have ginger in your tea or add some into your water bottle and mix in with some lemon slices to give your drinking water a twist.

3. Cayenne pepper

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Cayenne pepper is a natural herb that may help you lose weight.  The chemical in it that makes it hot- capsaicin- has been found to help in reducing abdominal fat. This red pepper curbs your appetite, speeds up your metabolism, and helps you burn calories.

You can add a little bit of cayenne pepper to your meat, chicken or fish meals. You can also make a cayenne and lemon drink that does not only help with weight loss but is also a prefect detox drink. You can add a little bit of honey to give the drink a subtle sweetness.

4. Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is one of the best spices to help in weight loss. It has been listed as the best technique to increase metabolism. Cinnamon contains powerful antioxidants called polyphenols that are proven to alter body composition and improve insulin sensitivity. This is why it is highly recommended for people with type 2 diabetes.

Adding a heaping teaspoon of cinnamon to a starchy meal may help stabilize blood sugar and ward off insulin spikes. You can also sprinkle cinnamon to your morning bowl of oats or add some to your smoothie to reduce on those cravings and also for appetite control.


Cinnamon is also one of the best natural ingredients for treating bad breathe.

5. Turmeric

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This brightly colored yellow spice may help your body burn fat. The "warming spice," turmeric increases body heat, which, in turn, can boost metabolism.

The easiest way of consuming turmeric is by adding it to a glass of milk with sugar. Drink this turmeric milk every day for at least 3 weeks to see noticeable results in your weight. You can also directly eat turmeric by mixing it with honey.

Regardless of the way in which you consume turmeric, just make sure you consume at least 2 tablespoons of turmeric every day for 3 weeks to see effective results.

6. Mustard

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The mustard plant is actually in the cruciferous family of vegetables along with broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts etc.  Mustard seeds have been shown to boost metabolic rate by 25% which means you'll burn calories more efficiently. In fact, just 3/5 teaspoon of mustard seeds daily may help you burn an extra 45 calories an hour.


One of the best notes when it comes to home remedies is to have patience. Wait for the magic to happen patiently and you’ll be mind blown by the results!

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