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.
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
- 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
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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