3 Spices to Help You Manage Your Weight


Get your diet right. If you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, it’s usually the biggest factor to consider.

Exercise is important. If you’re active 30 to 60 minutes a day, you’re doing great. One walk, one workout, and you’re done. 

But food is a different story. Most people eat three meals a day, plus snacks, and maybe even dessert. Do it right, and you achieve homeostasis. But if you need a little help to tip the scale in the right direction, add these 3 spices to your diet.

1. Ginger

Ginger is a spice that comes from a plant known by its Latin name...zingiber officinale. It’s been used for centuries to help heal the sick. But new research suggests that the nutritional properties in ginger may also support weight loss, reduce belly fat, and help control appetite.

  • Tilapia with Miso Ginger, Black Beans, Rice with Peas & Carrots
  • Ginger Pork, Red Skin Potatoes & Green Pea Blend
  1. Black Pepper

Black pepper is the perfect seasoning for adding a little spice to scrambled eggs, salad, or a main dish. But did you know pepper contains a nutritional compound that may help prevent weight gain and promote weight loss? Recent lab studies found that piperine in black pepper may help reduce body weight and prevent the formation of fat cells.

Try:Beef & Pepper Patty with Gravy with Spinach and Sweet Potatoes

  1. Cinnamon

Antioxidants in cinnamon, which comes from the bark of trees, may help control blood sugar levels, curb appetite, and promote weight loss. Research also suggests that cinnamon may help slow the digestion of carbohydrates. Too many carbohydrates can contribute to weight gain.


  • Cheese Omelet, Broccoli & Cinnamon Apples
  • Sausage Patties & Biscuit with Country Gravy, Hashbrowns & Cinnamon Apples
  • Whole Grain Pancake & Sausages, Sweet Potatoes & Cinnamon Apples

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