10 Amazing Herbs and Spices for Weight Loss


Most people who have dieted know what a struggle it can be to lose weight and keep it off. And sometimes, even when you are eating a healthy, balanced diet and are exercising regularly, the scales don’t seem to be moving down anytime soon. If diet and exercise alone do not seem to be enough, consider including Ayurvedic herbs and spices in your diet. This is a system of medicine and healing that is both holistic and natural and practiced in Indian for thousands of years.

Green Tea
Green tea has become an increasingly popular weight loss supplement in the United States but was used in the East long before that. Apart from being boosting the overall health, green tea stimulating the metabolism and allows you to burn calories more rapidly.

Flax Seeds
Flax seeds have the ability to curb your appetite and leave you feeling fuller for longer; when they become wet, they expand naturally and in your stomach they take a long time to digest, making you feel satisfied and avoiding hunger pains.

Most people think of aloe in regards to the skin, but when taken internally, it also has many properties which make is attractive for dieters. It cleanses and detoxifies your body and promotes digestive health so you can burn those calories more efficiently.

This is not actually an herb, but a powder derived from three different Indian fruits. To use, soak a spoonful of it in a glass of water overnight; in the morning, strain it and drink the infusion. It enhances good digestion and also curbs the appetite naturally.

Ginseng not only will give you more energy to stay active while you are dieting, it also speeds up the metabolism and makes your body more efficient at burning fat. It can be taken in a pill form or its extracts added to tea.

This spice is popular in the East and the West and apart from being delicious, it will also aid in controlling your blood sugar levels and reducing your craving for sweets. It, too, can make the metabolism more efficient at burning calories.

Best-known for its use in chai tea flavoring, cardamom is an aromatic spice which can also help your digestion and helps to avoid uncomfortable gas retention that can bloat up your stomach and have you feeling miserable.

The active ingredient in garlic is called allicin, which is good for your heart and your immune system and also is great for weight loss. Allicin suppresses the appetite and stimulate the metabolism, causing you to eat less and to burn what you eat more efficiently.

Cayenne Pepper
The hot, spicy nature of this pepper boosts good digestion: its spiciness stimulate salivation which in turn improves the body’s ability to break down food and its heat helps to stimulate the metabolism.

Black Pepper
This often-ignored spice is also great for weight loss since due to its active ingredient, piperine, which can improve digestion and promote faster metabolic breakdown of fats and calories. It has been shown that black pepper can burn as many calories as a 20-minute walk!

So, if you feel like diet and exercise by themselves are not working, give this natural diet aids a try! They are all very effective at helping you shed weight!

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Samriti has written a number of articles and blog posts for websites and print in the health industry. The majority of this writing was related to cancer information, blood pressure and healthy living.