Staying healthy can be tough when you just want to eat all of your favorite things. One of the tricks that nutritionists like to share is to use herbs and spices to make your healthy meals more exciting. Research shows that certain spices can help you lose weight, so adding them to your recipes can jump start your goals and help you get where you want to go. Of course, you can’t rely on spices alone to lead to weight loss, but they can’t hurt.
1. Cayenne Pepper
If you like things spicy, cayenne pepper is definitely a spice you want to start cooking with. Not only does it add just the right amount of zing to your food, but it also contains capsaicin. Studies show that capsaicin helps fight fat buildup in your body and it can control how much you eat. After all, it’s hard to down too much really spicy food without suffering. Cayenne pepper is great in marinades and soups or sprinkled on potatoes, eggs and veggies.