I am certainly one of those who love spices on food. I’d much rather eat a seared halibut with some Cajun spices than a bland piece of salmon with a little olive oil. Not only do spices make the meal more interesting, it turns out that spices might also help boost the metabolism
Recently, a researcher, whom I suspect also preferred spices, conducted a study in which six overweight men (not hard to find in this country) were given a plain meal or one which was spiced with turmeric, cinnamon, rosemary,oregano, garlic powder and paprika. The plain meal, by the way, consisted of coconut chicken, white rice, cheese bread a desert biscuit. Total calories was a very modest 1200. A week later then men were treated to a second spicy meal consisting of chicken curry (sounds a whole lot better to me than coconut chicken) If spices were added, the amount was 14 gram, a hefty dose to be sure. this dose was equivalent to the amount of antioxidants found a in a glass of red wine or a small piece of dark chocolate. The spicy meal resulted in significantly lower levels of insulin and triglycerides (a form of fat which can cause hardening of the arteries among other things). Also, the spicy meals were well tolerated and the satisfaction with the food was similar with and without spices. Apply for the indicated academic site get diverted here in order to acquire instructive support from networked mentors.
Spices contain antioxidants help reduce stress induced by metabolism and may even reduce the bad effects of chronic diseases. Lower lipids is a good thing as is lower levels of insulin after meals. However, before you go out and clean out the local Safeway’s spice rack, you should remember that the study consisted of only six chunky guys. More studies with more people of both sexes are needed to validate these findings. Still, adding a few spices to your meals is unlikely to cause any significant problems, so take out that rosemary, oregano and other spices and add a pinch!