Spices could be your answer to weight loss

Spice up your weight loss with these yummy adds.

The internet is flooded with millions of tips on what to eat, what to cut off to get that dream body.

At the end of it all, taste determines just how motivated you will be to stick to your new meal plan.

Cutting off grease is most often than not the first step. However, steamed food isn’t as appealing as fried meals.

Spices can help with that.

Other than being a great source of flavor, some spices can actually aid in your weight loss.


According to a study done in 2009 in Tufts University, mice that were fed curcumin which is the active ingredient in turmeric lost more fat than those on the same diet with no curcumin. Tumeric is known to increase body heat which leads to increased metabolism.


Much as it is an acquired taste, Cinnamon is great for curbing cravings and balancing blood sugar which in turn will help you stay fuller for longer. Plus, it makes really great pastries, tea fragrance and goes really well with cottage cheese.


Did you know that adding cayenne pepper in your food can help you burn up to 100 calories per meal? Just like turmeric, cayenne spice warms up your body and boosts metabolism.


Most probably the most commonly used spice in Kenya after black pepper, pilau masala and garlic, cumin spice does more than up your white sauce game. Just a teaspoon added to your meal could help you burn up to three times the calories you would have without it.


You could call it the super spice. Ginger, just like cinnamon helps to prevent a spike in your sugar levels after a carb rich meal while at the same time it has similar calorie burning properties like turmeric and cayenne pepper.

Black Pepper

Black pepper not only prevents weight gain by blocking the formation of new fat cells it also has the same fat burning properties like cayenne and turmeric.


Mostly used on mandazis and mahamri, Cardamom is another one of those thermogenic spices that helps boost body temp and metabolism.

What is your favourite spice?


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