They say the devil is in the details. Well… so is successful fat loss. It’s the combination of little things – the small changes you make in your diet and lifestyle – that can make a huge difference over time.
One of the simplest changes you can make to your diet – that will compound your fat loss over time – is by simply adding certain spices to your meals. In the video below Dave Ruel (Metabolic Cooking) reveals his favorite fat burning spices…
It may be one of the most common spices out there. However, black pepper is one of the top metabolism boosting spices. This is due to the alkaloid piperine it contains.
Black pepper also has numerous other health benefits, like helping to lower blood pressure and preventing oxidative stress that can cause damage to your arteries.
Adding pepper to your foods a great way to add flavor while revving up your metabolism at the same time.
Turmeric is an Indian spice. It has a great flavor and has been used in curry and a lot of Asian dishes for centuries. Tumeric a “warming spice,” turmeric that increases body heat. This, in turn, can boost your metabolism.
Curcumin, the active ingredient in tumeric, also stops the accumulation of fat. This means that, not only will it help you lose weight… it will also help keep it off.
If that wasn’t reason enough to start using it in your cooking, tumeric is also one of the most powerful natural anti-inflammatories you can get, as well as having a host of other powerful health benefits.
Cinnamon is another fat burning spice that should have a prominent place in your kitchen cupboard.
Cinnamon not only boosts your metabolism but it also improves digestion, acts as an appetite suppressant and helps balance your blood sugar levels (among other things).
There are tons of ways to use cinnamon in your cooking. You can sprinkle it in your coffee, on your oatmeal, in your smoothies or even on your sweet potatoes.
Some fat burning recipes using cinnamon:
- Fat Burning Cinnamon Chai Latte Smoothie
- Thermoccino – Metabolism Boosting Smoothie For Coffee Lovers
Want to learn more about the benefits of cinnamon for weight loss? See: How Cinnamon Helps You Fight Stubborn Belly Fat
Another great metabolism boosting spice to add to your fat burning recipes is ginger.
Ginger causes thermogenesis in your body (a metabolic process during which your body burns calories to produce heat). It also reduces feelings of hunger, reduces inflammation, improves digestion and reduces cholesterol.
Recipes using ginger:
Last but not least, cayenne pepper is by far one of the best fat burning spices. Like ginger, spicy peppers like cayenne pepper cause thermogenesis in your body.
The active ingredient in cayenne pepper is capsaicin, which is known to boost metabolism up to 20%.
Like cinnamon and ginger, cayenne pepper has also been shown to act as an appetite suppressant.