Spices have way more nutritional and health benefits than most people realize. Almost all spices are high in fiber and vitamin C, and have antioxidants. They are also a great way to add flavor to meals without adding lots of extra calories. Add these five spices to your diet to help you lose weight and perk up your go-to dishes.
Cinnamon has a ton of health benefits. It has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, and can even help improve insulin sensibility. Get inspired with these 11 Recipes With a Favorite Fall Spice – Cinnamon!
Fenugreek is often under-appreciated. It’s high in fiber, iron, manganese, and magnesium. Fenugreek helps regulate digestion and ease intestinal discomfort. It can also help reduce cholesterol. It’s most commonly used in Indian cuisine, but you can get creative in using it.
Turmeric is another spice that’s high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It can even help lower your risk of heart disease. Brew yourself a mug of Immune Booster Turmeric Tea or try our One-Pot Curried Coconut Chicken.
4. Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is a great spice to experiment with if you’re trying to lose weight. It stimulates digestion, boosts the metabolism, helps regulate blood sugar, and is a natural appetite suppressant. Try our Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef to get your cayenne fix.
Ginger is a truly powerful spice. It aids digestion and helps your body absorb all the nutrients you take in. It boosts your immune system and improves insulin sensitivity. Make a cup of tea with fresh ginger for a soothing drink, or use it when you cook. Try our Salmon With Ginger Noodles or our Carrot Apple Ginger Soup.
Check out 7 Herbs and Spices for Silky Hair to learn about even more uses for spices!
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