5 suggestions for substitutes and favorite aromatic spices
There are substitutes for your favorite aromatic spices and a new, more useful way of using them.
- Clove – clove oil improves circulation and thus boosts metabolism. Crush the cloves and mix with olive oil (or add one tablespoon of clove oil to 200 ml of extra virgin olive oil).- Pour into a glass container. Keep for 3 days in a warm place. Strain the oil through cheesecloth. Use a maximum of 10 ml per day as an addition to soups, (or stews), bean dishes and fruit juices with pieces of fruit.
- Ceylon cinnamon – Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) has a milder taste than Chinese cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia). That’s why you can use Ceylon cinnamon in larger quantities for a stronger weight loss effect.
- Star anise – this spice facilitates digestion and prevents flatulence. It goes well with oranges. Mix 4 peeled oranges in a blender with one star anise. You will get a great non-alcoholic refreshing drink.
- Galangal (or Siamese ginger or blue ginger) – is an excellent choice for people who find fresh ginger too strong for the palate and stomach. Blue ginger is an excellent ally in the fight against excess body weight.
- Nutmeg – this spice facilitates weight loss by stimulating the metabolic processes of fat burning. This spice loses its properties if it has been ground and unused for a long time. It is best to use freshly grated nutmeg.