7. Metabolism-Boosting Spices
Certain spices are believed to have particularly beneficial metabolism-boosting properties.
For instance, research shows that dissolving 2 grams of ginger powder in hot water and drinking it with a meal may help you burn up to 43 more calories than drinking hot water alone.
This hot ginger drink also seems to decrease levels of hunger and enhance feelings of satiety.
Similarly, adding cayenne pepper to your meal may increase the amount of fat your body burns for energy, especially following a high-fat meal.