15 Herbs & Spices That Help You Lose Weight

15 Herbs & Spices That Help You Lose Weight

Add these herbs and spices to your healthy foods to reach your weight loss goals!

#1 Turmeric

Most commonly associated with Indian food, turmeric has been shown to help reduce inflammation, high levels of which may be a significant cause of obesity and difficulty losing weight.

#2 Cinnamon

Liberally sprinkling cinnamon on your oatmeal can help to control your blood sugar and insulin levels, protecting you from diabetes while simultaneously managing your hunger.

#3 Cayenne pepper

A compound in hot peppers called dihydrocapsiate has been shown to increase the body’s ability to burn fat when eaten three times per day.

#4 Ginger

Fresh or powdered ginger may be able to help reduce your appetite and cut cravings.

#5 Black Pepper

The substance in black pepper that gives it that peppery flavor, called piperine, has been shown to help the body burn more calories through the process of thermogenesis. Piperine can also help your body use nutrients more efficiently.

#6 Coriander

Coriander is a common ingredient in the Indian spice mixes that have been shown to increase metabolic function and heighten weight loss in animal studies.

#7 Cumin

Similarly, although it hasn’t been studied by itself, cumin has been shown to improve weight loss when mixed with other herbs and spices.

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