Fat burning diet Part 2, the spices ginger and vanilla
Spices such as ginger and vanilla may help counteract fat accumulation, they reduce the desire to eat sweet food and activate the thermogenesis.
In the previous post dedicated to the fat burning diet we have introduced that an excess of fat, especially localized around the waistline, may be a dangerous enemy for our health. The adipose tissue indeed, and in particular when it accumulates on the belly, isn’t inert but a true organ that produces inflammatory substances and hormones and creates, in the long term, an environment for illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, inflammations but also cancers. But, in practice, what can we do to counteract obesity and the visceral fat? Diet may be a great help. In particular, the spices, added to make our recipes tastier, may play a role in burning fat and reducing the feeling of hunger, especially the desire of sweets.
The first fat burning spice is ginger that, according to scientific studies, is able to stimulate the metabolism of fats, to inhibit the absorption of sugars and to regulate the secretion of insulin, thus resulting useful to counteract obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular problems (Wang et al, Annals of the New York Academy of science, 2017). In addition to this, the fat burning and anti-obesity action of the ginger is observed both for the fresh spice, in this case the action is due to the active substance gingerol, and for the spice exposed to heat, for example when you prepare herbal teas or use ginger for cooking, in this case the action is due to the gingerenone A, a polyphenol of ginger that has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties and that increases with heat (Suk et al, Mol Nutr Food Res, 2017). But ginger has a broad range of action and it counteracts fat accumulation also through other methods, it is able indeed to soothe the feeling of hunger and stimulates the thermogenesis, namely an increase of the body temperature with subsequent acceleration of the metabolism and the usage of fats (Mansour et al, Metabolism, 2012). For this reason, you can add a pinch of grated fresh ginger to your dishes of fish and vegetables, or you can prepare yummy herbal teas or give taste to cookies and cakes! SPAIZO Vanilla – Vanilla is so scented and is perfect to be added to sweets. This choice isn’t just yummy but it is also beneficial for health and weight, according to scientific researches. The aroma of vanilla indeed, when added to dishes, seems to able to keep at bay hunger (Warwick et al, Physiol Behav, 1993), but it gives also a sense of serenity, wellbeing and counteracts depression and anxiety, all conditions that may cause stress eating and the subsequent accumulation of an excess of fat (Shoeb et al, Indian J Pharmacol, 2013).