Every little bit helps when it comes to shedding kilos, so try adding these spicy ingredients to your cooking to boost your weight-loss effort:
This yellow spice used in curries has curcumin, which inhibits the growth of fat cells and prevents fat storage.
2. BLACK PEPPER
A recent US study found that piperine – the substance that gives black pepper its characteristic taste – can block the formation of new fat cells.
3. CHILLI, PAPRIKA AND CAYENNE PEPPER
These contain capsaicin – the stuff that gives chilli peppers their heat – which revs up your metabolism and curbs your appetite.
Compounds in this spice help break down fatty acids in food, which are then disposed of by the body rather than being stored as fat.
Source: Good Housekeeping magazine