What Spices help Losing Belly Fat?

Losing body fat has positive correlation with losing belly fat. Loss of body fat also results in loss of belly fat. Foods that help lose body fat also cause loss of belly fat. In order lose fat, we do not need to consume just plain fish or chicken or vegetables. We can use spices in food. Spices can make food tastier. More importantly, spices can be great in losing body fat as well as belly fat. Following are some spices that can help shed belly fat.

Black Pepper

Black pepper contains Piperine, which is known as ‘zero belly ninja’. Peperine is a powerful compound that provides black pepper heat and taste. Tummy troubles, inflammation and multiple health conditions have been treated for centuries by piperine in Eastern medicine. Piperine may also have ability to hinder new fat cells from forming, as found out in recent animal studies. Impediment in formation of fat cell is also known as adipogenesis, which causes reduction in cholesterol level, body fat and waist size.


Polyphenols and powerful antioxidants contained in cinnamon can enhance insulin sensitivity and alter body composition. Dietary cinnamon can help decrease accumulation of belly fat, as found out in an animal study published in Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. Having plenty of cinnamon with starchy meal can help prevent insulin spike and stabilize blood sugar, as found out by studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Cinnamon is also linked with appetite control and less cravings.


Chili pepper has a powerful compound known as capsaicin that is linked with suppressing appetite and reduce belly fat. Capsaicin also helps enhance thermogenesis that is body’s ability to burn food as energy. Consuming capsaicin on a daily basis is also linked with abdominal fat loss, as found out in a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.    

Mustard Seed

Consumption of just one teaspoon of mustard can enhance metabolism by up to twenty-five percent, as found out by scientists at England’s Oxford Polytechnic Institute. Mustard oil is also linked with lowering visceral adipose tissue of rats, as found out by study published in the Asian Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Phytochemicals and allyl isothiocyanates in mustard seeds can be credited for flavor and zero belly fat benefit.    


Chinese philosopher confusions consumed ginger with every meal. Ginger can help regulate blood sugar level and block increase in glucose levels. It has the same thermogenic or fat-burning properties as cayenne and turmeric do. It can help improve different gastrointestinal symptoms. It can help cure bellyache. Ginger may be linked with accelerating gastric emptying, as suggested by a study published in the journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.


Consumption of coriander in linked with zero belly effects. It’s also beneficial for those who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), as found out in a study printed in the Journal Digestive Diseases and Science.


Curry lovers are also fan of turmeric. Turmeric or yellow-orange spice is very popular for curry dishes. Curcumin is one of the turmeric’s active ingredients, which suppresses blood vessels needed to form fat tissue. Turmeric is linked with lowering body fat and body weight. Curcumin is linked with prevention of obesity associated chronic disease.  


Cumin adds nice flavor to any food. Consumption of one teaspoon of cumin with meal everyday can enhance burning body fat significantly, as found out in a study involving overweight women.


Cardamom is one the thermogenic spices. It raises body temperature and enhance metabolism, leading to fat burning.

Coriander Seeds

Coriander seeds are rich in healthy fats, antioxidants and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, copper and zinc. It is also loaded with vitamin C and it can enhance immunity. It facilitates proper bowel movement, proper digestion and absorption, all of which, in turn, boosts metabolism and help burn calories consumed.

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