Many spices have excellent slimming properties and therefore it is worth consuming them regularly when you need to tip the scales back.
In addition to being useful for reducing the consumption of salt, responsible for water retention, accelerate metabolism, deflate the abdomen, burn fat and calm the nervous hunger. With , nutritionist and homeopath in Livorno, Pisa and Grosseto, let's see which ones are worth betting on.
1. CHILI PEPPER
«Capsaicin, which is the active ingredient contained in this spice, is therefore thermogenic raises the body temperature and consequently favors energy expenditure. It also regulates appetite, activates digestion and stimulates the body to use fat for energy production », explains the expert. «Chilli in the kitchen it looks good almost everywhere, even on fruit salads. A trick? Choose the less spicy variety, so as to be able to increase the dose consumed and therefore the effectiveness ».
Thanks to its active ingredient, curcumin, this spice "Extinguishes" inflammation which cause the accumulation of fat mass, It "empties" the fat cells and promotes lipid metabolism in the liver, that is optimizes the assimilation of fats at the level of the liver. «You can use turmeric powder for prepare the risotto instead of the saffron, or you can put it in the mixture of meatballs, bread and flans, as well as in soups. Accompany it with black pepper: piperine, its active ingredient, in fact increases the bioavailability of curcumin ”, advises the nutritionist.
«Recent studies have shown that cinnamon improves fat metabolism and stabilizes blood glucose levels, which is why it is recommended to prevent diabetes », continues Dr. . "You can chew a piece on an empty stomach, so you also reduce the sense of hunger, or use it to prepare herbal teas to drink at the end of a meal, in order to take advantage of its digestive action. Still better if combined with cardamom and cumin seeds, two powerful metabolic accelerators. The second, moreover, is also a natural anti-fermentative, therefore helps deflate the abdomen».
In addition to the 3 spices indicated above, it is worth mentioning one that, among its many properties, also has that of counteract the stagnation of liquids and to extinguish the inflammation on which orange peel skin depends.
«It's about ginger: the latest research on the subject tells us that to exploit its benefits it is enough 2 cm of fresh root or 1 teaspoon of powder per day, to be used for the preparation of herbal teas or for seasoning vegetables, first and second courses », says Dr. .