5 Spices to Help You Lose Weight

5 Spices to Help You Lose Weight
5 Spices to Help You Lose Weight

Adding these five spices to your food stimulates your brain’s satiety center, making weight loss easier. Remember that if you’re using these spices to lose weight, it is best to combine them with a healthy lifestyle of wholesome foods, exercise, fresh water and adequate sleep. A spice alone is not going to magically melt the excess fat off your body, but it will support the whole process in a very healthy and sustainable way. Love your body as it is now, and visualize what you want to create.

1. Cinnamon: Has a regulating effect on blood sugars, helping to prevent metabolized sugars from being stored as fat.  Cinnamon will also delay gastric emptying time, helping you to feel full longer. Try this Vanilla Cinnamon Shilajit Latte if you feel like trying something new.

2. Nutmeg: Has a similar appetite suppressing effect as cinnamon, helping to stimulate the brain’s satiety center making you feel full for longer.

3. Black or cayenne pepper: Spicy foods like black pepper and cayenne have been studied for their ability to temporarily raise metabolic rate. This means that you will be burning more calories than usual which can stimulate weight loss.  In some studies metabolic rate was raised by up to 8% after eating spicy foods and this increase was maintained for several hours after the meal.

4. Oregano:  Contains some very powerful anti-inflammatory compounds.  Inflammation in the body can lead to several health issues including weight gain. Oregano may also help protect your body from developing cancer when combined with a healthy lifestyle overall.

5. Cumin: Will help to raise the metabolic rate in a similar way to spicy foods. This can lead to weight loss over time as it will increase the number of calories you are burning.


Chelsea Goodrich

Chelsea has worked as part of the Young and Raw team as a Holistic Health Coach and Customer Support Rawkstar. After a life-long fascination with natural health she made the transition to a high raw, plant based diet about five years ago, and found this helped her gain relief of periodic chronic migraines, fatigue, and sleep problems. Her overall energy and mood was elevated, and her problematic skin improved dramatically. This experience deepened her interest in natural health studies and led her to attend and graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2011. Chelsea has also completed a health program through The Hippocrates Health Institute, a Raw Food Chef certification through The Graff Academy, and a Hot Yoga Teacher Training with Hot Yoga Doctor in 2012. She is now pursuing a master's degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture, and living her dreams in Santa Monica, California. You can contact her at healthgenie@live.com.