And will also help keep the waist, if you ate something fatty.
Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania (USA) argue that condiments, such as cinnamon and turmeric, not only give food a spicy flavor, but also partially neutralize the harmful effects of fatty foods on the body. Sheila West, the author, says:
“If you eat a lot of fatty foods, increases blood levels of triglycerides (that’s bad cholesterol). If you don’t regularly indulge in pork chops, cakes with cream and other fatty foods, it increases the risk not only for obesity, but also to become a victim of cardiovascular diseases. We found that adding spices to fatty foods reduces the increase in the level of triglycerides by 30%”, reports Rus.Media.
The study involved volunteers aged 30 to 65 years. They were, in General, a healthy, though overweight. For the experiment, scientists prepared the special meals that the subjects ate during the month.
“Test meal” consisted of a hot meal (e.g. chicken curry), bread with spices and dessert (e.g., cookies with cinnamon). To each portion was added a tablespoon of seasoning with spices, whereas in the control group ate the same thing, but without the spices.
The seasoning added rosemary, oregano, cinnamon, turmeric, black and red pepper, cloves and garlic. It is well known that all these spices have potent antioxidant action. The spices used in the experiment contained approximately the same amount of antioxidants as they contain 150 ml of red wine or 40 grams of dark chocolate.
Participants in the study every half hour for 3 hours after a meal has a blood test. As a result, those who ate the dishes, generously seasoned with selected spices dieticians, lost an average of up to two kilograms weight, they have intensified metabolism and cardiac activity in comparison with those who ate no spices.
Important point: for those who have problems with the digestive system, you need to be careful with the hot spices, which irritate the mucous membrane. But the grass type, thyme, rosemary, mint, and cinnamon and ginger, on the contrary, a positive effect on the stomach.