UPDATED JANUARY 2, 2020
There are many ways to lose weight naturally and I am pretty sure you are aware of the many diet meal plans and exercising methods or routines. How about natural supplements in pills? These are widely available online and health stores. But, I am not refering to all the above. Look no further than your kitchen – common herbs and spices can help weight loss.
At the end of this article, you will understand how herbs work their wonders and able to make simple remedies for weight loss. Are you ready to find out how to lose weight naturally using herbs and spices? Read on…
Best herbs and spices for weight loss
First and formost, you ought to know that the following herbs and spices, and remedies might not burn all the fat away. However, they certainly help increase metabolism thus burn more fat to lose weight naturally and prevent weight gain.
Always remember to eat healthily and exercise regularly.
Here are 5 best herbs and spices that help.
Carvacrol, an active component in oregano helps dissolve fat. Additionally, it helps fight depression and stress, two common causes of overeating and weight gain.
Oil of oregano is another substance obtained from the leaves. It is purported to help with digestive health and increase metabolic rate which leads to weight loss.
A simple oregano tea can be made with 3 teaspoons of oregano leaves. Steep them in 1 cup of hot water for 10 minutes. Strain and drink.
This is a good herb for weight loss when consuming its infusion/tea. Rosemary tea improves gastric and intestinal metabolism. This helps digestion which is essential for weight loss.
Also, as an excellent detoxifier, eliminating harmful substances from the body and accelerate metabolism.
A cup of rosemary tea can be made with 2” sprig of fresh rosemary, steep in hot water for 10 minutes. Add honey to taste and drink.
Drink before meals, as it gives a feeling of fullness and prevents rapid absorption of fats in the body. Also, burns existing fat layer and prevent new layers to form.
This herb has diuretic properties, which helps to detoxify the body. It has the essential oil that stimulates the renal system, helping to eliminate fluids in the body.
Moreover, some of its bio-active compounds improve digestion, stimulating intestinal transit, increasing its cleansing and detoxifying process. Thus, helps shrink the abdomen and have a flat stomach.
Thyme tea can be made with either fresh or dried herb.
Put 2 tablespoons of fresh or 1 tablespoon of dried thyme in 2 cups hot water. Steep for 10 minutes. Strain. Add a few drops of lemon and/or honey to taste and drink.
Curcumin, a substance in turmeric helps weight loss in 3 ways:
- Slows down the division of fat cells in our body making it harder to gain weight.
- Capable of turning ‘bad’ white fat cells into ‘good’ energy-burning brown fat cells.
- Speed up fat metabolism and thus, burn more calories and shed more pounds.
Try adding turmeric to lean meat. It gives the dish an appealing colour and delightful flavour.
While turmeric is one of the best spice for weight loss, do not disregard cumin. Here is why. There are 3 ways:
- Phytosterols, found in cumin helps lower cholesterol and reduce blood sugar. Thus, make weight loss easier and faster.
- Cumin is a rich source of dietary fibre, thus reduces cravings.
- Speed up metabolism.
- Cumin is rich in iron, which is essential for the body’s metabolic function.
- The spiciness of cumin increases body heat, results in fat burning.
Ways to add cumin to your diet:
- Add a pinch of cumin into your scrambled eggs before cooking.
- Mix 1 teaspoon of cumin powder with 5 grams of yoghurt.
Lunch and/or dinner
Add cumin to:
- roasted or sautéed veggies
- marinades, salad dressings or mayonnaise
- soups or stew
Any time of the day
- A cup of cumin tea. Boil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds in 1 glass water for 5 minutes. Strain, add honey and drink.
Consider Growing Your Own Herbs
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have fresh herbs for remedies and cooking all year round? If you do not have a herbs garden, I urge you to consider one. It need not be a garden. A few potted herb plants will suffice. It will be enjoyable and satisfying harversting your own fresh herbs. Go on, find out more here.
All in All
Using these common cooking herbs and spices are the best way to lose weight naturally. Besides helping your body to increase metabolism, cooking with herbs and spices decreases the need to add calorie and sodium-containing ingredients such as fat, sugar and salt. But, you still get to eat delicious meals as it is known to increase the flavour of your dishes.
Cooking herbs and spices are readily available in your kitchen. Why not use them? Aren’t these the most natural? Furthermore, this is one healthy way to utilise your herbs and spices – shedding a few pounds. Waste NOT, the amazing herbs MOTHER NATURE provides.
Now, you know how to lose weight naturally using herbs and spices. And with the simple remedies, would you agree with this method of losing weight? Tell me how you feel about it in the comments section below.
You may want to head to your spice rack or herb garden now. Make yourself a cup of herb tea to burn those fat.
If none, stock up your herbs and spices now.
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