If you want to give your metabolism a boost, you may want to take another look at your spice rack.
It seems some common spices you may already have in your home right now could help give your metabolism the boost you’ve been searching for. Some spices are packed with health benefits, including some that may have actual benefits when it comes to helping to promote weight loss.
Three top contenders are cinnamon, ginger and capsaicin.
Capsaicin is, of course, the active component of chili peppers. As for capsaicin and cinnamon, both are said to help burn calories, boost weight loss and help people fight food cravings. Cinnamon, in particular, is packed with antioxidants. Compounds in cinnamon help reduce inflammation and help stimulate the immune system. Cinnamon also appears to help boost metabolism. Another option is ginger. It may help with gut health, plus it helps us feel fuller and some say using it may slightly increase the number of calories we burn. Experts say it can also help boost your metabolism.
But what about something truly spicy?
If that’s what you crave most of all, you’re in luck. Found in chili peppers, cayenne pepper, curry powder, chili powder, red pepper flakes and paprika, capsaicin is said to have a lot of health benefits, itself. Some nutrition specialists say it may help burn fat, reduce appetite, increase metabolism and decrease food intake. That’s all great news if you’re searching for an easy way to give your metabolism a boost. Luckily, there are all kinds of way to introduce capsaicin to your diet, with lots of hot pepper products and hot sauces to taste and experience. If you’re ready and willing to take a climb up the pepper heat chart, there’s virtually an entire world of spicy hot flavor on the menu.