How many people do you know are on a diet or have been on a diet? A lot of people, I'm guessing. Now, how many do you know that stopped the diet plan because it was boring? Probably everyone that tried dieting. Eating plain foods with no flavor gets quite depressing, but if eating ill-flavored food is your ideal way of losing weight then you’re missing out on tasteful factors like herbs and spices. Not only do herbs and spices make your food taste better, and help you continue on your journey to weight loss, but some herbs/spices can help with boosting your metabolism. With no extra calories, carbohydrates, sodium, or fat, herbs and spices add a remarkable aroma and flavor to food that can make losing weight fun and creative. Research shows, no matter how disciplined you are, if the food doesn't taste appealing, you are less likely to stick to any food plan.
There are over hundreds of culinary herbs and spices, but here are a few that help boost the metabolism and put a little flavor in your dish. One of the most often used spices is turmeric, which contains a warming spice called curcumin. Curcumin can increase the body heat, which in return boost the metabolism. Turmeric also has a beautiful mustard color, try adding it to a soup for a little extra kick. Another great “warming spice” is cinnamon. Cinnamon has shown to balance blood sugar levels and curb cravings which help make you feel fuller longer. Sprinkle cinnamon on top of apples, or add it to plain yogurt.
In addition to spices that can warm up the soul, Cayenne pepper raises body temperature in a major way which improves the metabolism, can shrink fat tissues, and lower blood fat levels. Try sprinkling a little of cayenne on top of stews, eggs, or any meal- according to Lose Weight San Diego adding cayenne can help burn more calories per meal. Very similar to cayenne, cumin can help burn up to three times more body fat in recent studies. Just one teaspoon of cumin added to your marinade or barbeque can help aid in weight loss without a lot of effort. For another healthy spice, a little black pepper can go along way. Besides the powerful taste and smell, black pepper also contains piperine which can block the formation of new fat cells. All in all, herbs and spices are a great way to help add a little flavor and fun to any diet. Not only will they help keep you motivated, but a lot of spices can boost the metabolism and many have additional nutrition values to consider.