Wednesday, 25 December 2013

15 Herbs and Spices That Make You Lose Weight

#1 Parsley

This spice is easy to find in any grocery store. Add generous helpings to your next sauce or dish to suppress your appetite. Find fresh sources of this herb for more lasting benefits.
Parsley

#2 Hila

This is the best herb for an active lifestyle. It encourages the production of lean muscle mass, suppresses the appetite and makes it more difficult for your body to store fat.

Hila

#3 Mint

This delicious herb is a natural appetite suppressant. Add it to your favorite dessert to keep from eating too much of it.
Mint

#4 Psyllium

Psyllium has very little flavor, but it's big on insoluble fiber. Add psyllium to baked good-batter or in other grains and you'll feel fuller longer.
Psyllium

#5 Flax Seeds

Flax seeds expand in your stomach after you eat them. And while they’re taking up extra real estate, they make you feel fuller longer. Sprinkle them on anything from salad to muffins if you want last longer between meals.
Flax Seeds

#6 Cinnamon

Studies suggest that cinnamon may help speed your metabolism. It is also well known for regulating blood sugar to prevent hunger spikes related to blood glucose levels.
Cinnamon

#7 Sensa

Sensa isn’t exactly an herb or a spice and won’t do much to enhance the flavor of your food. These salt-like crystals are made from maltodextrin, tricalcium phosphate, silica and a few mild flavors.

Sprinkle Sensa on any food and it’s compounds trick your brain and stomach into thinking you’re full even when you’re not.
Sensa

#8 Cardamom

Sweet and spicy cardamom boosts your metabolism while sweetening desserts and teas. Studies also suggest that cardamom may help your body burn fat more efficiently.
Cardamom

#9 Fennel

Fennel is great at stopping hunger pangs in their tracks. It is also a natural diuretic that gets rid of any extra water weight you may be carrying around.
Fennel

#10 Turmeric

You're most likely to find this bright yellow spice in curries. In addition to bold flavor, turmeric adds curcumin to dishes. This compound cuts off the blood supply to fat cells to make it hard for them to multiply.
Turmeric

#11 Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne has more than heat to offer. Flavor a dish with this spice and it will suppress your appetite for hours after you eat. Cayenne also shrinks fat cells and lowers blood fat levels.
Cayenne Pepper

#12 Black Pepper

Chances are, this ubiquitous spice is already in your pantry. Black pepper contains piperine, a compound that inhibits your body from creating new fat cells. Make a dish with black pepper and cayenne and your body will burn more calories for a few hours.
Black Pepper

#13 Ginger

This flavorful root spices up dishes while it kick starts metabolic rates. It also helps to suppress your appetite to prevent between meal snacking.
Ginger

#14 Ginseng

Ginseng has so many great properties, they're hard to list. Dieters add ginseng to their daily diet because it speeds up your metabolism. In one study, mice who took daily ginseng supplements lost a considerable amount of weight after just two weeks of regular use.
Ginseng

#15 Mustard

Love this flavor on a sandwich? Switch to seeds. Unlike their liquid form, mustard seeds maintain the properties that give you a powerful metabolic boost. Just a teaspoon a day will help you burn an extra 75 calories an hour.
Mustard

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