Spice Advantage – Fat Blocking Powers

Jazzing up your food’s flavor may give your meal fat- blocking powers. People who ate fatty dishes that contained a total of two tablespoon of spices – including black pepper, garlic powder, rosemary, paprikas, cinnamon, and oregano – had 30 percent lower levels of triglycerides (a type of blood fat) afterward than those who skipped the seasonings, reports the Journal of Nutritional.

Spices may slow the digestion of fat, reducing the post – meal triglyceride spike that can lead to heart disease over time, says study author Sheila G. West, Ph.D.

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