Learn which spices you should add to every meal and snack to fire up your fat-burning furnace!
By Diana Kelly Levey
What if we told you that what you eat could help you burn more fat—even while you sit? Adding certain fat-burning ingredients to your diet can have a thermogenic effect on your body (simply put, it makes your body use up more energy to process the food you eat), igniting your metabolism so your body can burn more calories. Learn which spices you should add to every meal and snack to fire up your fat-burning furnace!
Adding this powder to your diet might help you reduce body fat, according to research from the Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences. In a randomized trial of 88 obese or overweight women, the women were divided into two groups. One group added three grams of cumin (about a teaspoon) to their yogurt at two meals for three months. After 90 days, the women in the experimental group showed significant improvement in weight, BMI, waist circumference, fat mass and body fat percentage were also significantly reduced. They also showed improved numbers for fasting cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL and increased HDL. Sprinkle cumin into non-fat Greek yogurt for a savory snack, or use it in stir-fry and rice dishes.