Healthy Spices To Lose Weight

Updated: Friday, August 10, 2012, 6:08 [IST]

Most of the times we concentrate only on our diet and fitness regime in order to lose weight. But there are a many more things that might aid you to lose weight. One of the best and easy ways to lose weight is to improve your digestion and hence, burn the calories in your body. There is no need to look for a new diet plan for the purpose. The solution is right there in your kitchen racks. Most of us are completely unaware of the fact that some spices aid weight loss.

Spices aren't always unhealthy. Here are some healthy spices that you can add to you diet as one of the most effective ways of losing weight.

Healthy Spices To Lose Weight

Turmeric- Turmeric is one of the most healthy of Indian spices. It has been used since centuries for herbal treatments. It lowers the cholesterol levels in the body and improves digestion. Curcumin is one of the elements in turmeric that keeps fat tissues at bay. It also flushes out all the unhealthy toxins from the body. The best part of this healthy spice is that it is used in almost all preparations.

Cinnamon- Cinnamon is a very good alternative to sugar in many recipes. It is also a very good flavouring agent in foods. But did you know that this spice also leads to weight loss. Cinnamon aids in effective weight loss by reducing the blood sugar levels. This healthy spice also helps in the better digestion of carbohydrates that constitutes the major part of any diet.

Mustard- Mustard seeds boosts metabolism. It is very healthy to substitute mayonnaise with mustard sauce as it will cut more than fifty percent of the calorie intake. It burns fat at a much faster rate. Mustard seeds are thus not only very tasty but healthy too. A small dose of mustard sauce with your meal will help in digestion.

Garlic- A dose of garlic paste and your meal becomes way more tasty. Apart from the taste garlic has many other benefits. An element named allicin in garlic helps fight high cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Ginger- Ginger is yet another spice that leads to weight loss. This is a common spice that is used by people all over the globe. Ginger has been known to people since ages due to its medical properties. It suppresses the appetite, aids digestion, boosts metabolism and removes the toxins from the body.

Though all of these spices are healthy you cannot expect them to do all the slimming work for you. Also get into the habit of some regular exercising for better results.

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Story first published:  Friday, August 10, 2012, 6:08 [IST]
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