Kellyann Petrucci, M.S., N.D., helped inspire the bone broth craze, and now, the weight-loss expert (and mbg class instructor!) is back with a new book that will help you find your healthy weight, stat. This exclusive excerpt from 10-Day Belly Slimdown tells you exactly what spices to sneak into your meals to burn through fat:
Basil is anti-inflammatory, reduces water retention and bloating, and functions as an adaptogen (a substance that helps your body adapt to stress). It also helps reduce fat buildup in your liver while detoxifying your body.
2. Black pepper:
Piperine is the compound that gives pepper its pungent flavor. Piperine enhances the effects of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric—a fat-burning powerhouse I’ll talk about later. One study also suggests that the piperine in black pepper battles fat by blocking the formation of new fat cells.
Cardamom is thermogenic (meaning it increases your body heat and speeds up your metabolism), has anti-inflammatory properties, and acts as an antioxidant, cleaning up rogue molecules called free radicals and resisting cellular aging.
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