1. Chia Seeds

Chia has been used as a medicinal food in Central and South America and across many cultures to prevent diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Loaded with healthy anti-inflammatory fats, protein, and fiber, these seeds also help prolong fullness. A mere tablespoon of this powerful plant food packs a walloping 2,500 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids, 4.5 grams of fiber, three grams of protein, and a boatload of phytonutrients.


Powerhouse breakfast: Add to beaten eggs, soak for 10 minutes, and make a chia omelet or chia scrambled eggs, they’re fantastic in yogurt too.

  1. Ginger

Often referred to as a “universal remedy,” ginger consumption has anti-inflammatory, anti-hypertensive, glucose-sensitizing, and stimulating effects on the gastrointestinal tract. The spice also eases hunger, increases fat burn, and can be used as a home remedy to help ease symptoms of digestive complaints, including constipation, dyspepsia, belching, bloating, epigastric discomfort, indigestion, and nausea.

Add a bit of ginger to some steamed veggies.

  1. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a fat-burning powerhouse that boosts metabolism and has been proved to help your body block the absorption of glucose and enhance the action of insulin to clear sugar from your blood. The anti-inflammatory agent also counteracts the effects of obesity. It’s been shown to slow gastric emptying, which stabilizes blood sugar by slowing its transit into the small intestine.


Cinnamon powder over sweet potato almost tastes “too good to be true”, it’s great in coffee too.