What if we told you the way to weight loss might be in your cup of tea, or your spice cabinet? That’s right. Nature provides us with herbs for weight loss, and sadly they can get overlooked sometimes!
Most of the following herbs are easy to find in teas, or can be consumed as supplement capsules and in your diet.
1) Green Tea
Full of antioxidants, Green tea is thermogenic in that it helps heat production in your body so that it burns fat faster.
Green tea also controls the amount of fat that your body absorbs from what you eat.
The more reasonable caffeine levels in green tea also provide a natural energy boost without the crash at the end.
Dandelion can help cleanse your body and get rid of water weight, since it is a natural diuretic.
Ginger has been known to improve digestion and metabolism by creating ideal pH levels in the stomach and by being naturally thermogenic like green tea.
It’s high fiber content helps you feel full and satisfied, ensures smooth intestinal function, and ensures that non-essential nutrients are removed from the body to prevent discomfort from bloating.
Cinnamon functions quite similarly to ginger in that it helps you feel full, it aids in digestion, and improves the conditions and health of your stomach and intestines.
Cinnamon also helps with energy levels and boosts alertness.
The natural spiciness and burn of cayenne pepper quite literally helps your body to burn calories.
Spicy foods naturally raise your body’s temperature, causing it to do more work and burn more calories to cool it back down. This helps to burn calories, fat, and boost your metabolism.
Cayenne can be added to your food, or more conveniently taken in capsule form.
Ginseng is a game-changer when it comes to how the body digests carbohydrates, which is why it is known as a weight loss aid.
It also helps to regulate body chemistry, improves immunity, and increases energy. Ginseng is most often found in tea or other natural dietary supplements.
Flaxseed is a fiber-packed powerhouse that helps control appetite and regulate insulin levels.
Ground flaxseed is the best option when adding this super food to your diet, since the body will better absorb nutrients this way.
8) Black Pepper
You’re trying to hold back on the salt shaker, but scientist might encourage you to be generous when it comes to pepper!
Black pepper contains a substance called piperine. Having been used for centuries to relieve gastrointestinal issues and discomfort, it has now been shown that piperine in black pepper helps reduce the amount of fat in blood.
Black pepper might also disrupt genes responsible for forming new fat cells.