Fast Weight Loss Using Herbs And Spices

Fast Weight Loss Using Herbs And Spices

I wonder how much it is generally known that the benefits of

using herbs and spices can speed up your weight loss efforts,

by quite a considerable amount actually.

We all know that herbs and spices are used with cooking to

varying degrees, and of course the primary reason for doing

so is to make food much more tasty and interesting.

I suspect however that you might be surprised at the

considerable health benefits that can also be gained by

using them. In saying this I am referring to those everyday

items that can be found in most larders, and not necessarily

those exotic and probably not so well known varieties.

I happened to discover the many benefits of herbs and spices

and the fact that they can be most beneficial to a weight

loss program, when I was doing extremely detailed research

for my latest book. The results of that research were so

extensive that it could be the basis in itself for a

complete publication, and much more detailed therefore than

I could possibly include in this short article.

However I have been able to include a fair amount of

information in this feature about various herbs and spices

which are known to particularly help to speed up weight

loss, and that is also in addition to their excellent

overall health benefits by the way.

You should find that you will be able to purchase these

herbs from any good Herbalist supplier.

Garcinia:(Garcinia cambogia) is a herb which is sold

primarily for enhancing weight loss and boosting the

amount of lean muscle. This is also known as hila or

brindell berry.

One of the major benfits of Garcinia is that it acts as an

appetite suppressant and stops the body from storing fat.

Pysillium:(Plantago spp.) This cheeky little herb has quite

a few health benefits. Physillium is known to help lower

cholesterol, and another major benefit is that it also helps

to prevent constipation.

If you use it as part of your weight loss program, it can

help you to eat less calories and yet still feel really full.

This is because of the amount of fiber that it contains.

I mentioned earlier that it does help in preventing

constipation, but in order to achieve this you should make

sure that you drink plenty of water.

Siberian Gingsing:(Eleutherococcus senticosus) If you

are going to start regular exercise as part of your health

and weight loss routine, which is normally to be highly

recommended, then this is a really useful herb.

It can help your body adapt to the stress of

unaccustomed changes, and it will help to make you feel

less tired even when you are doing simple exercises

like walking for example.

So in turn therefore you are more likely to stick to your

exercise routine.

Little Known Secrets In Your Larder

Cayenne:(also known as Capsicum, hot pepper, chilli pepper,

tabasco pepper). The majority of us have cayenne in our

larders, and it is very commonly used in many food dishes.

Cayenne can be found in many forms such as ground spices,

teas, and would you believe it, topical creams.

It is well known for its antitoxidant action, and greatly

helps with osteoathritis and rhumatoid athritis, shingles,

and diabetic neuropathy.

A note of caution however: Cayenne may act with anticoagulant

drugs so be sure to consult with your doctor. Excessive use

may also irritate the intestinal tract.

Manufactured topical capsacin creams can cause a burning

sensation, so test first on a small area of the skin,

remembering to wash hands thoroughly after applying the

cream. This will avoid it spreading to the eyes nose or

other sensitive areas.

Fennel: is native to the Mediterranean and is widely

utilized throughout the world. You will find it in teas,

capsules, tinctures and lozenges.

Fennel can be used to help with bloating, flatulence,

mild digestive spasms, catarrh, and coughs. It also has

antimicrobal, antispadmodic, and anti inflammatory


A note of caution here: Fennel can sometimes cause rare

allergic skin and respiratory tract reactions.

Fennel is also a potential source of synthetic oestrogens

and should be avoided if you are pregnant.

Garlic: you can buy this fresh, or the one you will most

probably have in your larder will be dried. The downside

of garlic is the odour which it leaves on your breath,

but chewing some parsley after eating will soon sort out

that problem.

Garlic is also known to help stimulate the immune system,

and to help in fighting cancer. Well documented health

benefits include lowering cholesterol,fighting infections,

and reducing blood pressure.

Again a note of caution: garlic may also interact with

anticoaglant drugs, so do be sure to check with your doctor

if in any doubt.

Rare cases of allergic reactions are known, and some people

might possibly experience heartburn or even flatulence.

These are just a few of the herbs you can use in cooking,

but do remember that there are many many more, and the

benefits in using them frequently can be quite remarkable.

You will realize of course that when using them as part of

any dish to use them sparingly, as to add too much would

just spoil the meal.

As with everything in life one should try and strike a

balance, after all you know what they say “all things in


Source by Marie Gordon

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