This brightly colored yellow spice may help your body burn fat, the spice that adds color to curry, also affords numerous health benefits. The primary antioxidant in the spice, curcumin, is an anti-inflammatory that’s been used for centuries in medicine. Increasing your intake of turmeric isn’t a lone strategy for weight loss, it may help you with the inflammation associated with obesity and give you a boost in fat burning.
This classic holiday spice has been shown to balance blood sugar, helping to curb cravings and keep you feeling full for longer. Spice up your tea with some cinnamon or add it to some yummy oats.
This hot spice is one of my favorites, cayenne raises body temp, helping to boost metabolism. In fact, adding the spice to food can help you burn up to 100 calories per meal. Add this to some stew, soup or even some dark chocolate.
Ginger helps to control blood sugar levels, meaning it can help prevent a spike in your glucose levels after a sugar or carbohydrate rich meal. The spice also has the same fat-burning, or thermogenic, properties as turmeric and cayenne. Add to some yummy yea, you can check out my lemon and ginger water recipe in my recipe post.
Cardamom is another one of those thermogenic spices, meaning it helps boost body temp and metabolism. A favorite in Indian cuisine, cardamom is fantastic mixed with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger for a homemade curry blend or chai tea.