Five Spices to Help You Lose Weight

Your path to ideal figure would be much shorter if you include the following spices in your diet:


A published study, in the journal “Diabetes Care”, showed that only one teaspoon of cinnamon a day lowers the level of sugar in the blood and affects the processing of carbohydrates. It can also reduce cholesterol levels up to 25%. However, do not exaggerate with cinnamon -- 2 to 3 teaspoons per day will be quite sufficient, because cinnamon contains coumarin -- a chemical that can damage the liver if consumed in large quantities.

Cayenne Pepper 

The main ingredient of Cayenne Pepper, capsaicin, has thermogenic effect which means that it stimulates the central nervous system which increases body temperature which increases the burning of calories. Some studies show that capsaicin actually reduces appetite. Capsaicin is equally effective if introduced in the form of capsules.

Black Pepper

Black pepper, one of the most commonly used spices, has several types of beneficial effects on the body, one of which is associated with weight loss. The main ingredient of pepper, piperine, in the course of a few hours after consumption increases the process of melting fat by 8%.


Mustard also has thermogenic effect which affects the combustion of calories. Researchers from Oxford University found that just by eating mustard you can burn up to 50 calories out of 700 calorie meal.


Ginger is known as herbal diuretic, i.e., a substance that stimulates the excretion of urine from the body, and it also has a positive influence on the process of digestion in a way that it helps food to easily travel through the digestive tract.