Your weight majorly depends on what you are putting on your plate. Well, did you also know that the spice rack in your kitchen also plays a major role in your weight loss journey? You might have tried the latest weight loss diet trends, OTC weight loss supplements, weight loss powders, exercise routines, giving up on your favorite food; not sadly you see just very minimal results. It is heartbreaking and discouraging, to say the least.
Besides continuing with a healthy balanced diet and a daily exercise routine, peek into that spice cabinet of yours to explore some wonderful herbs for weight loss.
The herbs mentioned below are extremely common in every Indian kitchen and are used in everyday food and curries.
Pepper in any form, be it chili pepper or black pepper, brings a certain amount of spice in our food and gives that extra kick of flavor to our dishes. Although it makes your food spicy, pepper has a number of health benefits due to the component capsaicin.
Capsaicin in chili pepper boosts metabolism to an extent increasing the number of calories burnt in a day. It also suppresses your appetite and reduces hunger pangs which also relate to low intake of calorie.
Black pepper has a powerful fat-burning compound called piperine that inhibits the formation of fat cells.
Ginger has medicinal properties and is used for centuries as a folk medicine to treat various health conditions. Various researches have suggested that ginger also helps in weight loss as it improves digestion by boosting metabolism. It also decreases appetite and fat absorption.
The potent medicinal properties of turmeric make it one of the most useful herb to consider for health benefits. Turmeric has a chemical in it called curcumin that promotes weight loss and prevents inflammation.
Have a glass of low-fat turmeric milk every day to aid fat loss and cut down unwanted weight.
Fenugreek is lauded for its many health benefits. It has a number of medicinal properties that can be used as an alternative to store-bought medicines.
There have been three pieces of research that show fenugreek suppresses appetite and triggers fat burn. The high fiber-content in fenugreek also clears the body of all waste and toxin thus improving metabolism. Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight and drink the strained water on an empty stomach every morning for weight loss.
Cinnamon is considered a superfood for weight loss. In recent years, it got widely famed as a fat-burning herb. But is there any truth in the claim? Let’s find out!
Cinnamon has the second highest antioxidant content among other herbs and spices and that is evidence enough that cinnamon is a very powerful weight loss herb. It also improves digestion and suppresses appetite.
Mix one-fourth teaspoon of cinnamon powder in a glass of water and drink it up to lose some unwanted weight.
Don’t go further to find the Holy Grail for weight loss. Everything is right here in your kitchen. A little awareness will help you lose weight from ingredients available in your home.