Spice Up Your Diet for Health & Fat-Burning

If you’re seeking a way to (literally) spice up your health and weight loss, meet your secret weapons: Spices. First, let’s talk about the hot way to weigh less: capsaicin, the ingredient that puts the heat into hot peppers. In one study, UCLA researchers discovered that hot chili peppers could boost the calorie burn of obese patients about 80 extra calories a day. Other studies have shown that peppers can help curb appetite during meals.

 

Spicy Diet

Try them in a variety of ways:

Now let’s talk ginger. This sizzling spice can be a panacea for pregnancy, car sickness and that “ugh, I ate too much” feeling. It’s also warming and soothing on a cold, dreary day. Try using ginger in different forms:

Joanne Eglash, Vitacost.com’s Diet Diva, has a master of science in holistic nutrition and more than 15 years experience as a nutrition consultant, blogger, author and journalist. She has written for a wide range of publications and websites, including ediets.com,  Natural Health  magazine,  Shape  magazine,  Success  magazine, Energy for Women and Chefs. Joanne is currently the national Diets columnist for the online news and entertainment site,  Examiner.com, and a features food columnist for Yahoo.

Diet Diva

Joanne Eglash, Vitacost.com’s Diet Diva, has a master of science in holistic nutrition and more than 15 years experience as a nutrition consultant, blogger, author and journalist. She has written for a wide range of publications and websites, including ediets.com,Natural Healthmagazine,Shapemagazine,Successmagazine, Energy for Women and Chefs. Joanne is currently the national Diets columnist for the online news and entertainment site,Examiner.com, and a features food columnist for Yahoo.

About Diet Diva

Joanne Eglash, Vitacost.com’s Diet Diva, has a master of science in holistic nutrition and more than 15 years experience as a nutrition consultant, blogger, author and journalist. She has written for a wide range of publications and websites, including ediets.com, Natural Health magazine, Shape magazine, Success magazine, Energy for Women and Chefs. Joanne is currently the national Diets columnist for the online news and entertainment site, Examiner.com, and a features food columnist for Yahoo.

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