Turmeric plays an important role in differentiation of the fat cells and stopping them from forming or reducing their size. Plus, it increases body heat and boosts metabolism.
Mostly used to enhance the colour and efficacy of Indian food, turmeric is also known to be a natural blood purifier and detoxifier.
Black pepper contains 'piperine', the substance that gives it that peppery flavor, which helps the body burn more calories. The outer layer of black pepper contains strong phytonutrients that stimulate the breakdown of fat cells in the body, making it an essential spice for weight loss.
Cardamom, or elaichi, is a known thermogenic Indian spice. Cardamom boosts your body's metabolism that helps it burn more fat. It also prevents bloating. Pop a little cardamom in your mouth (it's a freshener, too), or add it to your food and drinks to up your metabolic rate.
Garlic is known to work wonders for your waistline and reduce belly fat. The antibacterial and phytochemical properties in it help break down fat deposits in your body.
Ginger helps normalize high blood and sugar levels. It also reduces fatty acids in the blood and promotes weight stability.
Cumin is known to be useful for healthy digestion. Iranian scientists from the Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences included 88 women who were considered overweight or obese into their study. The results showed that women who were eating cumin lost 3 pounds (1.4 kilograms) more compared to those in the non-cumin group.
Hot drinks like green tea, combination of water and honey, and cereals, are best consumed with cinnamon. The dried bark of a native Sri Lankan tree is the God of spices that help you lose weight. Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants and helps increase your metabolic rate drastically.