What spices do you like?
Using spices in your cooking is a wonderful way to stabilise and make sure your metabolism is working. If your metabolism is slow it will take you longer to burn protein than carbs or fat. When your metabolism is slow your body requires more energy, that energy could instead be used to heal and detox your system. The accumulation of toxins in the body also slows down your metabolism, which is why detoxing is so important.
My Top 3 Spices that help boost your metabolism
The spice Cinnamon is obtained from the inner bark of trees from the Cinnamomum family, it’s a wonderful spice as it can be used in both sweet and savoury foods. By including cinnamon in dishes it can help with the management of insulin levels, insulin is important as it regulates levels of blood sugar (glucose).
As Cinnamon can regulate insulin levels, this means it can alter the metabolism of not only sugar, but of carbohydrates as well. When you include cinnamon it signals your body to boost your metabolism, which allows you to burn more calories and assists with weight loss.
Cayenne pepper is a powerful spice and I find it a bit addictive, but in a good way! The list of benefits of Cayenne pepper is long and it said to help combat cancer, is great for detox support to relieve a migraine and it’s a natural cure for diarrhoea and cramps. It’s helps to boost poor blood circulation and stimulates the digestive tract. From this stimulation you get an increase flow of enzyme production and gastric juices, thus aiding the body’s ability to metabolize food (and toxins).
Turmeric has to be one of my favourite spices for cooking and is extensively used throughout the ages in both Chinese and Indian medicine. Research is showing that turmeric may be useful in lowering inflammation, fighting infections, treating liver disease, healing skin wounds and is beneficial in treating digestive issues.
Curcumin the active ingredient in turmeric and it helps to stimulate the gallbladder to produce bile. Bile is really important as this helps the digestive tract and the liver. If you include cracked black pepper when you have turmeric you increase this activation. If we have a properly functioning digestive system our metabolism is healthy and so are we.
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I love turmeric so much I even grow it and here the video… Enjoy!