(NaturalNews) Spices can turn mundane bland foods into culinary delights, and that's there primary use in our modern world. Some "foodies" recognize how they support health as well, sometimes as an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, or a combination of any or all of those attributes.
But not many realize that spices can also help burn body fat. That's right, you can spice it up while eating a little less and staying off sugars and simple or refined carbs. Just make sure you use organic herbs that aren't irradiated. Purchasing them from bulk sections is less expensive.
Cinnamon comes up on almost everyone's list of fat burning spices. Could be that cinnamon's ability to stabilize glucose blood levels is a factor. It's been clinically proven to help stabilize blood sugar levels with Type II diabetics. It also happens to have all the attributes mentioned in the first paragraph.
Using three grams daily for eight weeks improved blood glucose and lipid levels. After the eight weeks, the treatment group demonstrated weight loss and lower BMI (body-mass index). The journal report is in source  below if you wish to review it yourself.
It's easy to add cinnamon to coffee or tea, smoothies, or use it in cooking. Adding cinnamon to a baked apple while holding the sugar may be a good weight loss treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Cardamom is another spice that goes well with coffee or tea. It's best to buy fresh whole organic cardamom seeds and grind them into a fine powder as used.
If you drink coffee, a rumor among Ayurveda medicine advocates is that adding ground cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg to coffee ameliorates coffee's adverse health effects while punching up flavor. You can get your caffeine buzz with less guilt.
Cayenne has many positive health aspects, especially regarding heart health. But it can also be used to help you lose weight if used often enough. If you don't like hot, spicy foods, you can try it the Dr. John Christopher way.
Dr. Christopher was a famous master herbalist nicknamed Dr. Cayenne because he used this herb in so many ways. For heart and cardiovascular health or digestive maintenance, he recommends gulping down a teaspoon of cayenne powder with at least a 40,000 heat unit index (SHU) in pure water. (http://www.naturalnews.com/028954_cayenne_tonic_herbs.html)
Okay, it's really hot. But you can dowse that immediately with a cold beverage. Then it's over. Not all of us can tolerate chewing and swallowing spicy hot foods for several minutes. If you enjoy eating that way, go for it as often as possible for burning fat.
Garlic is well known for its antibacterial properties. It also contains phytochemicals that break down fat deposits. Find a way to consume a couple of cloves raw often. Chewing a garlic clove with a bit of raw honey is one method. Wrapping it in a lettuce leaf or inserting into a tomato slice works too.
Onions are easy to eat raw. They also contain fat burning phytochemicals. Simply slice them up into salads and enjoy.
Turmeric has many positive qualities, possibly more than any other spice. It's a terrific antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Clinical trials have found it useful as an adjunct for treating cancer.
Many who treat their cancer away from the medical mafia's toxic treatments incorporate turmeric with a "cancer diet" and other natural remedies.
In addition to all that, turmeric helps reduce fat in the liver, which in turn helps the liver metabolize other fats that have accumulated from excess sugars and refined carbs. Ironically, turmeric should be taken with a fat.