Top 5 Weight Loss Ingredients

For many years the weight loss industry has made people think that weight loss and diets are ruled by bland foods that restrict calories and flavour. We’re here to tell you the opposite is true in that many fat burning ingredients actually add flavour. Weight loss eating plans can be an enjoyable mealtime experience while at the same time helping you achieve your weight loss and healthy lifestyle goals.

Great Tasting Weight Loss Ingredients

The following ingredients not only make meals more interesting and delicious but they can aid your weight loss efforts when used correctly, as advised by your weight loss doctor. Here are some tips and tricks to using quality ingredients and enjoying delicious meals, all while losing weight.


This versatile spice contains an essential oil known as cinnamaldehyde which gives it its distinctive flavour. It has also been found that it is this compound which activates thermogenesis, which is the metabolic process which burns fat. This means that consuming cinnamon can kick start weight loss. You can add a dash to your oats in the morning or even your coffee for a spiced treat. You can also make an infused cinnamon drink which has even been known to reduce insulin resistance in women with PCOS.


Whether you brew it into a tea or add fresh ginger root to your meals, this has been used as a superfood and digestive aid for centuries. Ginger is calorie-free and filled with benefits like aiding weight loss by helping you feel satiated for longer. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory and provides relief from nausea.


The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which is a strong antioxidant that curbs the inflammatory messages in many cells which affect everything from insulin resistance to high cholesterol. Curcumin has even been found to suppress the growth of fat cells. It is worth making this a part of your everyday life and cooking to reap the rewards it possesses.

4.Cayenne Pepper

Capsaicin is a thermogenic chemical which is found in most peppers and chillies, is what gives them their heat and is measured in Scollville thermal units. It is said to speed up metabolism and curb appetite and cravings, and the added zing is sure to spice up any meal.

5.Black Pepper

Piperine is present in black pepper and has been known to possess the ability to inhibit the formation of new fat cells. It is also a natural decongestant, good to keep in mind for flu season.

If you need guidance on how to prepare hearty yet healthy meals, Slender Wonder has two recipe books for you to choose from. You can spice any meal up as you please as long as you are not adding calories.

The weight loss specialists at Slender Wonder will give you a quality weight loss eating plan in South Africa. Since South Africans love good food, the ingredients above are a great way to cut calories without losing flavour.

Contact us for more information or to get started on your weight loss journey by finding the weight loss doctor in your area.

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