Maintaining a healthy weight is important to lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and several other serious health conditions. Starving diet, avoiding your favourite foods, going sugar-free and/or oil-free or bland food are not the solutions. Including healthy nutritional components of food is as important.
Spices Create Fullness: Tastier food is more satisfying, and if you're not satisfied, then you're more likely to overeat. Try adding spices to recipes that you already make.
Less is More: Spicing your food adds natural flavour, which decreases the amount of fat and sodium you need to make meals feel hearty and heart-warming. In fact, a recent study found that antioxidant-rich spices like cinnamon, paprika, and cloves can actually reduce the negative effects of meals high in fat.
Curbs Cravings: According to Kate Geagan, MS, RD, author of Go Green, Get Lean, herbs and spices can play tricks on your sweet tooth. "Using herbs and spices expands your palette without extra calories and may decrease the amount of salt, fat, and sugar you use without sacrificing flavour," Geagan told WebMD.
With the wide varieties of spices offered here at Vedica organics, find below the spices which specifically help with weight loss as mentioned on website Naturopathycure.
Coriander: Fresh coriander leaves are typically used in sauces, curries and salads. Dried coriander seeds are used to flavour vegetables and curries. It has aromatic properties and it is a natural diuretic. It stimulates digestive process and help flush out impurities from the system. It helps to reduce water retention, cholesterol and regulates insulin level and thus helps in weight loss.
Turmeric: Bright yellow spice is consumed in dried powder for as well as a fresh herb. Turmeric helps in regulating body mechanism and in breaking down fat. A Columbia University research has shown that turmeric is effective in reducing the chances of diabetes.
Cardamom: It helps in boosting metabolism and also in keeping our digestive system healthy. It is low in saturated fat.
Mustard: A research from Oxford Polytechnic Institute of England has revealed that body's metabolism rate can be improved by 25%, if one consumes one teaspoon of mustard. It has great weight loss properties.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon helps in reducing the blood sugar and increasing insulin levels, and hence lower the chance of prediabetes. It also boosts metabolism and lowers LDL cholesterol which in turn controls obesity.
Cumin: It boosts our immune system. It helps in burning out calories by assisting the digestive process. Research has shown that cumin is also effective in the cases of Arthritis, Asthma and Kidney diseases.
Pepper: Pepper contains piperine that boosts metabolism. Pepper also assists absorption of certain nutrients in the body. It is advisable to use freshly grounded pepper in your food as the concentration of key component- piperine is high.
Ginger: Ginger boosts metabolism and raises body temperature. It helps in removing toxins and aids digestion. Ginger is also known to suppress appetite important for weight loss.
Note: Before following any remedies, kindly contact a qualified Naturopath/Medical practitioner to understand if you are allergic to one or more of the above listed spices.