Activate Your Metabolism With This Spicy Tea

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.
Activate Your Metabolism With This Spicy Tea
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Reviewed and approved by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 09 October, 2022

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. For this type of situation, the right thing to do is to consider an adequate diet together with physical exercise.

However, there may be certain metabolic conditions that make it difficult to lose weight. Therefore, there are dietary strategies that can be implemented to solve this problem.

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 you should activate your metabolism

A graph showing how to activate your 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.

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


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.

This food stimulates weight loss thanks to its positive effects on metabolism. According to an article published in the Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, the effects of ginger are greater when combined with spicy foods rich in capsaicin.

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

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

Some pepper corns in a wooden bowl.
Because of its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, black pepper can be useful in treating vaginal boils.

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. In addition, pepper contains capsaicin, a substance with a stimulant power on weight loss, as stated in an article published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition.

Turmeric every day

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

A cup of ginger tea to activate your metabolism.


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


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

In addition to taking into account all these foods mentioned above, don’t forget to do physical exercise three times a week for at least 30 minutes. To obtain the benefits of these spices it’s necessary to follow a healthy and balanced diet.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

  • Taghizadeh M., Farzin N., Taheri S., Mahlouji M., et al., The effect of dietary supplements containing green tea, capsaicin and ginger extracts on weight loss and metabolic profiles in overweight women: a randomized double blind placebo controlled clinical trial. Ann Nutr Metab, 2017. 70 (4): 277-285.
  • Varghese S., Kubatka P., Rodrigo L., Gazdikova K., et al., Chili pepper as a body weight loss food. Int J Food Sci Nutr, 2017. 68 (4): 392-401.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.