9 Spices That Will Fire Up Your Metabolism

Learn which spices you should add to every meal and snack to fire up your fat-burning furnace!

9 Spices That Will Fire Up Your Metabolism

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!


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Cumin

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.

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Green Tea With Egg White Foam to Soothe Your Sore Throat

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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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