In this post we are going to look at specific herbs and spices that will help step up you metabolic rate naturally and help you in losing weight. These herbs and spices have incredible inherent properties within them that can be used in your everyday cooking and a lot of them will most certainly put some zing into the dishes you are preparing.
So lets take a look at these fab herbs and spices to help in your weight loss.
Cinnamon has been used in early civilization as an antiseptic. The Egyptians used it for embalming, and during the Middle Ages, it was used as aroma therapy for the Bubonic plague victims.
Recently, Cinnamon is gaining popularity because of its ability to fight obesity. Let’s take a look at the benefits of cinnamon for weight loss.
Cinnamon is believed to decrease blood sugar and increase insulin levels. These findings have been published and documented in a respected diabetes journal. The interaction between blood sugar and insulin is complicated.
When we eat food, our bodies turn food into glucose which is the primary source of energy for our muscles and brain. When we eat excessively, our bodies are flooded with a serious flow of blood sugar. Our bodies will react by pumping out insulin in order to combat the spike in blood sugar.
This fight between blood sugar and insulin can determine to a large extent whether we will lose or gain weight. When our blood sugar takes a dive and goes really low, our brain sends a signal to our body to eat. Our brain thinks that we are hungry, even if we just ate a heaping amount of starchy food, like White Rice, baked potatoes etc.
If our blood sugar and insulin reactions are not checked, it can contribute to obesity among other things. Cinnamon’s effect on our blood sugar and insulin makes it a potential help in combating obesity.
Cinnamon also creates heat within our bodies due to a chemical reaction. Our bodies’ metabolism then speeds up to counteract the excess heat in order to balance the temperature. This process is known as thermogenics, and it is during this process that excess fat is being burned off.
The benefits of cinnamon can be reaped in many ways. You can simply add it to your tea or coffee, thus making it your cinnamon tea weight loss regimen. Some people who live really busy lives (too busy to prepare their own tea) can also reap the weight loss benefit by taking cinnamon tablets or cinnamon vitamins for weight loss.
Which ever you choose, taking in cinnamon is an easy and natural enough way to lose weight.
Ginger increases the PH value of stomach acids, thus reducing the rates of gastric secretions and accelerating the activity of the enzymes necessary for digestion. Ginger reduces the feeling of vomiting and nausea by directly acting on the stomach, rather than impeding nausea in the brain. Ginger also triggers metabolism which helps in burning the fat.
A Respected Australian newspaper, The Sunday Telegraph reports that Ginger can act as an ‘edible amphetamine’ and helps to boost metabolism by approximately 20%. This is the reason why ginger has made it to the list of…
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