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5 spices to supercharge your metabolism

Metabolism is one of the keys to having energy throughout the day and for weight loss. We’re going to give you 5 spices to supercharge your metabolism.

According to Mayo Clinic:

Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. During this complex biochemical process, calories in food and beverages are combined with oxygen to release the energy your body needs to function.

Let’s take a closer look at 5 spices to supercharge your metabolism.

Cinnamon:
Cinnamon has been shown in a growing body of research to regulate blood sugar.

Tip: Add a pinch of cinnamon to your tea or morning oatmeal for a healthy metabolism boost to start the day.

Cayenne pepper:
Hot spices like cayenne help boost metabolism by heating up the body and stimulating digestion.

Tip: Try adding it to your spice rubs for a hot kick.

Ginger:
Recently, the fat-burning properties of ginger have come into light. Carbohydrate digestion and insulin secretion are just some of the properties that give ginger anti-obesity effects.

Tip: Try making a ginger tea after a meal to prevent bloating and aid in digestion.

Turmeric:
This spice is good for pretty much everything! It has shown in an Iranian study to regulate blood sugar.

Tip: Try adding turmeric root to your juices and smoothies.

Cumin:
Cumin is a potent metabolism boosting spice with a unique taste.

Tip: Try adding some cumin powder to your salsas and spice rubs.

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REFERENCES:
1. “Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Effects of Curcuminoid-piperine Combination in Subjects with Metabolic Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial and an Updated Meta-analysis.” Clinical Nutrition. Clinical Nutrition, 12 Nov. 2014. Web. 13 Oct. 2017.

2. “Can You Boost Your Metabolism?” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 30 Aug. 2017, http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/weight-loss/in-depth/metabolism/art-20046508.
3. “Cinnamon and Diabetes: An Update.” Diabetes Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management, 7 Dec. 2015, http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/cinnamon-and-diabetes-an-update/.
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