Activate Your Metabolism With This Spicy Tea

· September 18, 2017
Spicy foods help us activate our metabolism and lose weight. If you're not used to them, you can start adding them little by little to your diet.

Would you like to activate your metabolism? Many people want to lose weight. However, they often can’t, despite eating very little food. This is because they have a metabolism that is too slow. As a result, it reduces the amount of energy they use.

In this article, we’ll share a medicinal tea recipe with warming properties to activate your metabolism which is ideal for people who are sensitive to the cold or who want to lose a few pounds more easily.

Why can’t I lose weight?

There are many factors that influence a person’s weight. This includes genetics and of course, food.

However, there are emotional or hormonal factors that can make it harder to lose weight. This happens despite the fact that you are making significant efforts with your diet or exercise.

In many of these cases, it’s possible that you have a metabolism that is too slow. As a result, it’s keeping the number of calories you burn very low.

Because of this, it’s important to activate your metabolism naturally. That’s where this spicy and warming medicinal tea can come in.

This medicinal tea is also very good for people who are sensitive to the cold. After all, it warms you up immediately!

Why should you activate your metabolism?

Illustration of an active metabolism

Metabolism relates to physical and chemical processes that happen on a cellular level. Through these processes, food is transformed into energy.

You use this energy not just to do things, but also on an internal level to carry out your vital functions. Some of these functions include digestion and breathing.

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Something happens when your metabolism doesn’t work correctly and is below normal: the amount of energy you spend is reduced. As a result, you are more likely to gain weight.

On the other hand, if you activate your metabolism, it’s possible to change this so you won’t gain weight as easily.

With this medicinal plant tea, you can activate your metabolism and speed it up naturally. This way, you’ll notice effects like a higher body temperature and a burning of more calories with the same effort.

Spice tea to activate your metabolism

Ginger to detoxify

Ginger root

This exotic root gives off a spicy flavor. It also gives your body a refreshing warmth and increases how much you sweat. This is very useful to get rid of liquids and toxins in your body.

It’s also an excellent remedy for indigestion and for women’s health.

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Ginger and Turmeric for Your Joint Pain Relief

Ceylon cinnamon to activate your metabolism

Ceylon cinnamon is an excellent spice to regulate your blood sugar levels. It increases your digestion and stimulates your metabolism in a way that can help you lose weight.

Cayenne pepper for balance

Spicy peppers

You shouldn’t be frightened by the spice! Instead, it’s better to add it gradually to your diet.

This way, you’ll get your body used to spicy foods. Plus, cayenne pepper is an ingredient that balances your bodily functions.

Black pepper to relieve pain

Black pepper has a smoother spiciness than cayenne pepper. Combined with turmeric, these are two spices with a great anti-inflammatory, pain relieving and anti-tumor properties.

Turmeric every day

Turmeric spicy tea to activate your metabolism

Turmeric is a spice with many health benefits that you could include in your every day diet! Add it to all kinds of dishes, sweets and drinks.

Lemon peel for even more nutrients

Lemon peel has many more nutrients than lemon pulp. Because of this, you should always add it to your juices, smoothies and salads, etc. You can freeze it and take it out whenever you need.

It’s important that the lemon is organic. Because, if it isn’t, the peel can contain pesticides, wax and all kinds of harmful chemical additives.

How to make this tea to activate your metabolism

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of powdered ginger or a good round of fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon powder or a stick
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 peel of an organic lemon
  • 4 cups of water

Instructions

  • First, add the water in a pot and bring it to a boil.
  • Then, add the lemon peel and let it cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • After this time, turn off the heat and add all of the spices.
  • Then let it steep for 10 minutes, covering the pot.
  • Finally, strain it and let it cool a little before drinking.
  • If you want, you can sweeten it with whole sugar cane, honey or stevia.

Gannon, N. P., Lambalot, E. L., & Vaughan, R. A. (2016). The effects of capsaicin and capsaicinoid analogs on metabolic molecular targets in highly energetic tissues and cell types. BioFactors. https://doi.org/10.1002/biof.1273

Srinivasan, K. (2005). Spices as influencers of body metabolism: An overview of three decades of research. Food Research International. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2004.09.001