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Burn fat with spices

Some herbs make you feel more full, some spices improve your digestion. The more food you burn, the less you store as body fat. So, here's a look at what you can have to cut that extra fat.

health and fitness Updated: May 05, 2011 01:13 IST

1 Digest well: Parsley (Ajmood) improves digestion so helps digest all the food you eat. The more food you burn, the less you store as body fat. So try sprinkling your dishes with a dash of parsley.

2 Curb the craving: Basil (Tulsi), the secret appetite-suppressing herb, makes you feel more full. It works best for killing those late-night carbohydrate cravings.

3 Bloat me not: Oregano (Ajwain) reduces bloating. When you are cutting body fat, you often get tricked into believing belly bloat as belly “fat”, but it’s not. It’s water pulled in from cells during fat loss processes. Oregano helps reduce it. So sprinkle your pizzas with a generous helping of Oregano.

Spices4 Zap the fat: Rosemary helps keep you calm and lowers the belly fat-storing hormone, cortisol. It’s nature’s best cortisol-lowering spice.

5 Tasty and effective: Black Pepper (Kali Mirch) is known as a fat-burner, and it tastes really good. Plus it’s a really powerful anti-oxidant. So try adding it as an extra topping in all your recipes.

-With inputs from Raj Makhija, Smart Nutrition