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 - 5 spices to increase your metabolism -

By adding the right spices to your menu, you can increase your metabolism, so that staying in shapes get a little bit easier.

Here are my five favourite spices to speed up every metabolism in no time.

Cayenne Pepper

Spicy meals aren't your thing. Maybe you have a change of heart after reading this post. 

Cayenne Pepper contains capsaicin. This raises your body temperature leading to an increased metabolism rate up to 50% for 3 hours after the meal, which eventually results in a higher calorie consumption.


Unlike Cayenne Pepper Cinnamon doesn't increase your metabolism directly but it can still help you to shed that belly fat by stabilising your blood sugar levels. Stabilised blood sugar levels keep your cravings and appetite in check throughout the day, thereby helping you to skip those extra calories.



Like cayenne pepper, ginger contains capsaicin and additionally gingerol. Both are responsible for the spicy taste and like before they boost your metabolism, pushing your calorie burn into high gear.


Turmeric is also known as the yellow ginger. It gets its signature colour from it most active component curcumin. Besides having anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits, studies have shown that Curcumin leads to a reduced fat storage.

Green Tea

Yes, Green Tea isn't actually a spice, but green tea has a slight thermogenic effect (up to 4%) accelerating your metabolism so that your body burns fat faster.

I love to add these spices to my morning curd cheese, along with some coconut and linseed oil, as well as some chia- and linseeds.


Keep in mind, that adding these spices to your menu doesn't mean you can neglect a sensible diet.


Do you know any other metabolism boosting foods? Let me know in the comment section.

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