When you add herbs and spices to your meals, your food gets an upgrade in several ways. For one, they taste differently – in a good way, of course. And more importantly, your food becomes healthier because these herbs are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and healing properties.

There are a number of herbs that can even help you lose weight, so start adding the following to your list of food ingredients:     

1. Ginseng
Ginseng
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For decades, ginseng has been known to boost energy and stamina in men. However, this is also great for women. If you want to maintain your weight, panax ginseng is something you should add to your diet. There is one study that linked weight loss to ginseng where diabetic mice improved on their insulin sensitivity and lost weight in just 12 days after receiving ginseng extracts.

2. Cumin
Cumin
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Another home remedy for weight loss is adding cumin to your food. This spice can aid in digestion and even give you extra energy. Cumin is also known for improving glycemic control in individuals who have type 2 diabetes.

3. Cardamom
Cardamom
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An aromatic spice, cardamom is thermogenic, meaning it can stimulate your body to generate heat. This way, your metabolism is improved and your body’s ability to burn fat is more effective than ever.

4. Cinnamon
Cinnamon
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This is one of the herbs you should add to your diet if you want to lose weight and maintain it. Cinnamon can regulate your blood sugar levels, while keeping you satisfied for a longer period. This spice also helps in improving your metabolic rate, so the food you eat is digested faster.

5. Turmeric
Turmeric
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If you love curry, turmeric may be the reason why since this is the spice that gives curry its color and distinct flavor. Turmeric is considered very healthy and even has some healing properties. This herb has been the subject of many studies and when it comes to weight loss, it is believed that turmeric can reduce fat tissue formation.

6. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne Pepper
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You should start consuming spicy foods if you want to lose weight. Cayenne pepper is among them as this can decrease your calorie intake, making it easier to fight obesity. It can also shrink your fat tissue, while lowering the amount of blood fat in your body.

Instead of turning to weight loss pills, why not combine eating healthy and exercise with these herbs? It is very easy to incorporate them to your dishes, promoting good health and weight loss at the same time.