Cardamom, Cinnamon, Black Pepper Help Losing Weight

These spices accelerate metabolism, burn fat and help reduce blood cholesterol levels .

Cardamom speeds up metabolism

Cardamom is one of the world’s very ancient spices. It is native to southern India and Sri Lanka.

Today it also grows in Indo China, Cambodia, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Tanzania.

Cardamom comes from the seeds of a ginger-like plant.

Cardamom is stimulant, carminative, digestive.

Cardamom is a thermogenic herb  that increases  the metabolic activity in the body.

As a result, people quickly burns calories, fats and carbohydrates and, consequently,  lose weight.

The cardamom has detoxification properties.

It is used in curries, sweets, desserts,

Cinnamon helps lower cholesterol

If you think cinnamon is simply something to sprinkle on your holiday cookies or cappuccino, think again. The popular spice, once considered more precious than gold, has medicinal value that is making even pharmaceutical companies take notice.

 

Cinnamon…

  • can have favorable effects on brain function and memory
  • soothes the stomach, and may help prevent ulcers
  • suppresses the bacteria that causes urinary tract infections and the fungus associated with yeast infections
  • reduces cholesterol levels – in particular, lowering bad cholesterol while leaving good cholesterol the same

Of particular interest is cinnamon’s ability to reduce blood sugar, and increase insulin levels, results which were documented in a respected diabetes journal.

 

The researchers  tested  discovery in a small 60 patient study conducted in Pakistan.  All the patients had been treated for type 2 diabetes.Patients were given small doses of cinnamon ranging from as little as a quarter teaspoon to less than 2 teaspoons a day for 40 days.

Not only did the cinnamon reduce their blood sugar levels and increase their natural production of insulin, it lowered their blood cholesterol as well. Even 20 days after the cinnamon treatment had ended, the patients continued to see beneficial effects.

Cinnamon can be used in its powdered or stick form, adding it to drinks and foods

  • Add one-half teaspoon of cinnamon to unsweetened applesauce
  • Add cinnamon to your breakfast cereal or oatmeal
  • Sprinkle on toast
  • Adding cinnamon to butter or cream cheese
  • Sprinkle cinnamon on your morning cup of coffee, cocoa or cappuccino

 

Pepper helps burn fat .

Black pepper is the fruit of the black pepper plant  and is used as a spice and also as a medicine.

It is native to India. From ancient times, black pepper is one of the most widely traded spices in the world. It is not seasonal and is, therefore available throughout the year.

The chemical piperine, present in black pepper, causes the spiciness. Piperine  stimulates  blood flow, increasing metabolism and burning fat

Pepper increases the hydrochloric acid secretion in stomach and thus, helps digestion.

It is a source of  manganese, iron, potassium, vitaminC, vitamin K, dietary fiber.

Black pepper can also be used when cooking as a stimulant because black pepper’s qualities are enhanced by heating.

It easily combines well with orange, ginger,  lemon, and basil; which all complement each others healing abilities.

Preparing grounded pepper powder at home is better than buying ready-made pepper powder. But even home-made powder retains its freshness for only up to 3 months. Whole peppercorns can keep their freshness indefinitely.

Thus, adding a pinch of black pepper to every meal helps improve taste and digestion.

It also improves your overall health and well being

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