It’s time for your Friday Fuel and today I thought we’d spice things up a little -literally. The information I’ve got today is from one of my most respected sources on Nutrition for Fat Loss, Dave Ruel (The Muscle 60K) and Karine Lesier (The Lean Kitchen Queen) are the creators of two best sellers called Anabolic Cooking and Metabolic Cooking and much of the info I send out on Fridays I have learnt from them.
Today I wanna share with you a cooking trick that will help you burn fat faster – Spice it Up!
Spices will not only boost the taste of your foods but also enhance your metabolic rate so that you burn fat all day long.
They’re quick and easy to add into your dishes and one of the best ways to make sure that you don’t experience dietary boredom.
So which spices should you focus on?
1. Black Pepper
Sounds simple enough but this spice can offer up to 8% increase in your metabolic rate and will help you reduce symptoms of constipation and gas from you meals.
An often forgotten spice, this one will help to lower your blood sugar so you don’t get strong food cravings. This spice can acutally help to block fat gain so it’s definately one you want to make good use of.
A sweet spice that many people enjoy, it helps you to control blood sugar and will also give your immune system a strong boost. It also promotes a healthy digestive system ensuing that you’re able to remove all the toxins from your body.
This spice is often used to combat nausea, but it too has metabolic boosting powers. It works great in many recipes and will add an oriental flare to the dish.
One of the most commonly used spices, it helps detoxify the body so you’re burning fat as effectively as possible. It also helps to loosen up fat to get it ready for fat burning.
6. Cayenne Pepper
Has reportedly given some people up to a 25% boost in metabolism so if there’s one spice you want to make good use of, this is it. Adding this to a meal helps increse the number of calories you burn for hours after you’ve eaten.
7. Chilli Powder
This one acts very similarly to cayenne pepper due to it’s capsaicin content providing you with a nice metabolic boost so you can burn calories all day.
As far as fat loss goes, these spices can’t be beaten.
Make sure you are not overlooking the power of spices. Far too many people focus on what they can do to cut out foods from their diets, instead of taking that route, how about looking at what you can add in to see a faster overall rate of fat loss.
Source: Metaboic Cooking, 2011