Flavor Weapons for Weight Loss

A low-calorie dish doesn’t have to mean a boring, bland meal. Certain ingredients can offer both taste and weight-loss benefits. Increase your metabolism and curb your appetite by incorporating these flavors weapons for weight loss into your diet.

Flavor Weapons for Weight Loss

Turn a regular dish into a nutritionally enhanced favorite. Add these flavor weapons to your meals and enjoy diet-friendly dining.

Vinegar will slow the absorption of carbohydrates and prevents sudden surges in your blood sugar. It also slows the passage of food through your stomach, keeping you fuller for longer. Add some zest to pasta or potatoes with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette.

Chili peppers contain capsaicin, a compound that gives spicy peppers their zing. Capsaicin also curbs your appetite while you eat and raises your body temperature, which may boost your metabolism. Add some chili sauce to your next omelet or burger.

Cinnamon slows the passage of food through your stomach. It also lowers your blood sugar levels by stimulating glucose metabolism. Click here for a pork tenderloin recipe seasoned with cinnamon. You can also sprinkle this spice in your oatmeal, stews or coffee.

Green Tea With Egg White Foam to Soothe Your Sore Throat

From Dr. Oz's new book on traditional Chinese medicine, "Yin Yang You" — out now!

Are you one of so many people who suffer from pain, stress and anxiety? Dr. Oz set out to help you find relief. So to fill the gaps in modern Western medicine, he looked to traditional Chinese medicine — which uses 5,000-year-old traditions to help people preserve their health and prevent sickness. These ancient secrets are what inspired his new book, "Yin Yang You," about the powerful methods you can do right at home! Click here to grab your own copy.

The book is also filled with tons of delicious recipes that are packed with nutrients for your health. Here's an easy one to get started with. This green tea has a special twist to soothe a sore throat that comes on quickly. Egg whites and sugar are whipped together to add some foam to classic green tea for a cooling and coating effect.

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