Add these SPICES to your meals & reap the benefits! Hollaaaaaaaaaaa. I love easy ways to burn extra calories (and when they involve food, I'm SO on-board). Check out this list of 5 spices that help you lose weight (thanks Yahoo!)
As little as one teaspoon of cinnamon per day can boost the body's weight-loss ability by reducing blood sugar and promoting healthier processing of carbohydrates.
The main ingredient in spicy cayenne-capsaicin, which is also found in other hot peppers-has long been studied for its fat-burning abilities and thermogenic properties.
3. Black Pepper
Its main component-piperine (which gives pepper its taste)-boosts fat metabolism by as much as 8% for several hours after ingesting it.
4. Mustard Seed
Like the other hot ingredients on this list, spicy mustard helps boost metabolism and allows you to burn fat more quickly, thanks in part to its thermogenic properties.
Long used for its medicinal properties, ginger is also an effective diuretic (a substance that increases the elimination of urine). It improves gastric mobility (i.e. it pushes food and waste through the digestive system) and hinders the absorption of cholesterol.
Rachel Zoe thinks these spices are BANANAS. Like, for real.