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5 Weight-Loss Essentials That Are Already in Your Kitchen

There's no magic bullet that can help you lose weight, but incorporating these everyday essentials into your daily diet will only support your weight-loss goals. The good news? You probably already have them ready to go in your pantry!

Lemons: You don't need to drink the Master Cleanse to harness the power of lemons. Lemon juice contains pectin, a soluble fiber that has been shown to aid in weight loss.

Apple cider vinegar: Studies have shown that vinegar may help keep you from feeling hungry by slowing stomach emptying; it also lowers the glycemic index of high-carb foods, so it can help you feel fuller for longer.

Cinnamon: Cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar levels for people living with type 2 diabetes, aids in regular digestion, and boosts your metabolism.

Olive oil: You might know that the healthy fats in olive oil can support your heart's health and beat inflammation, but they also support your weight-loss goals. Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) can help you feel full, but they also target belly fat.

Hot sauce: Hot sauce offers a boost of vitamin C and capsaicin, a compound found in hot peppers responsible for the serious heat. But even better than sheer flavor factor, vitamin C and capsaicin have both been linked to revving up metabolism.

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