4 Super Spices: Health Benefits of Ginger, Cinnamon and More (Page 4)

3. Ginger

Pictured Recipe: Carrot-Ginger Vinaigrette

3. Ginger

Although you probably know ginger best as a stomach soother, it may also help you feel fuller and even burn more calories. When overweight men ate breakfast with ginger "tea" (powdered ginger dissolved in hot water), they felt more satisfied and ate less throughout the day than men who were given the same breakfast with just hot water, says research in the journal Metabolism. Plus, the men who drank ginger tea burned about 40 calories more just digesting their meal.

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