Superfoods For Weight Loss – Spices
Servings/Day – 1-inch cinnamon stick
Best Time To Consume – After breakfast
Calories – 6 calories
If you are doing everything right and yet are unsuccessful at losing that last bit of flab, consume Ceylon cinnamon. Chinese and American scientists found that the proanthocyanidins in cinnamon had a direct effect on blood glucose, blood lipid, and insulin levels. The researchers conducted an experiment and found that by consuming 500mg of water extract of cinnamon, the participants were able to be more sensitive to insulin and lower LDL cholesterol.
How To Consume
Bring a cup of water to a boil. Add an inch long stick of Ceylon cinnamon (or use cinnamon powder) and let it boil until the water level drops to half. Pour it into a cup and let it cool down a bit before drinking.
29. Fenugreek Seeds
Servings/Day – 2 teaspoons in 300 mL water
Best Time To Consume – Early morning
Calories – 24 calories
Fenugreek seeds are one of the most effective weight loss superfoods that I have ever consumed! They work by boosting your metabolism, preventing fat accumulation, increasing insulin sensitivity, improving antioxidant activity, and promoting downregulation of fat synthesizing enzymes.
How To Consume
Soak two teaspoons of fenugreek seeds overnight in a cup of water (about 300 mL). Drink it first thing in the morning. I kid you not, you will see results in two weeks’ time – provided you follow a healthy lifestyle as well.