4 Spices (& Recipes!) To Boost Your Metabolism

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Come November, our relationship with cooking gets a little more complicated. We want something hearty to stave off that winter chill, but we also don't want to add that dreaded winter weight. Oh, and we're kind of lazy when it comes to cooking. The key is to incorporate metabolism-boosting spices, like ginger, cinnamon, cayenne, and turmeric, into our daily meals, while also finding recipes that are actually manageable. Sure, we know that cinnamon plays an integral role in pumpkin pie-making (yum), but, if we're honest, we're not sure how to cook with said spices.

Luckily, Fit Sugar has compiled a handy list of recipes that are totally manageable and include these super seasonings. Ginger can increase your metabolism by 20% for a few hour hours, so the Orange-Ginger Smoothie recipe makes for a perfect mid-morning snack. Turmeric-Infused Hummus offers digestive benefits and all the flavor of one of our favorite snacks. Check out all the recipes — you may even end up using your oven for something other than sweater storage. (Fit Sugar)

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