Spices help bring out the flavors and aromas of other ingredients in the dish. It is best to add small amounts of them to a dish and taste it throughout the cooking process so that the flavor is balanced.
You will find that some of these spices can stimulate appetite and improve digestive processes or speed up your metabolism, which can help in weight loss by curbing the appetite. Let's not forget that they will give a kick and personality to your cooking! Learn how you can increase caloric intake and improve your heart health and weight control.
Enhance sweetness, reduce bitterness and bring out the flavors and aromas of others ingredients. There are ways to add salty flavor without adding salt itself, by using sea vegetables or certain sauces.
· Dulse flakes
· Liquid aminos
· Nori flakes
· Nutritional yeast
· Olive paste
Reduce the sourness and bitterness of some dishes. Use in small amounts so that they do not increase the sugar content dramatically.
· Agave Nectar
· Cashew butter
· Barley malt
· Dates / Date sugar
· Maple syrup
· Coconut sugar
Brighten the taste, enhance saltiness, reduce sweet and spicy elements. They also stimulate appetite and improve digestion and absorption of nutrients.
· Balsamic vinegar
· Lime, lemon, orange, grapefruit
· Red wine vinegar
· Rice vinegar
Nuts and seeds not only make great addition for their taste but also for their health benefits. They improve heart health, help with weight control and maintaining blood sugar levels. Stick to small portions due to their high caloric levels.
· Almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts
· Pistachios, pine nuts
· Chia seeds, flaxseeds
· Sesame seeds/Tahini
· sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
· Coriander seeds
Add heat and personality to your food. In small amounts, aid in weight loss by curbing appetite and speeding up metabolism.
· Curry powder
· Hot peppers
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