Dukan Diet – What Spices You Are Allowed to Use


Spices & Herbs

Dukan diet is one of the most popular diets of the moment. Promoted since the early 2000s by French physician Pierre Dukan, this diet is not a restrictive one, but at the same time impose some rules that you must not swerve if you want to get the desired results.

Spices have a special place in Dukan diet and nutritionists recommend them with confidence, both for the flavor and for the benefits they bring to your body.

What is Dukan Diet?

The best slogan for Dukan diet, it is definitely “lose weight and maintain your weight.” In fact, Dukan diet is more than just a diet, it is a lifestyle that once you adopt you must continue throughout your life, if you want to have a harmonious silhouette.

Dukan diet is divided into four stages, each with a well defined role: attack phase, alternative phase, consolidation phase and final, the stabilization phase.

In the first two phases of the diet, you lose weight significantly, until you reach the desired weight. The last two stages are dedicated to maintaining weight.

Dukan diet allows you to eat food without special restrictions, except one day a week when it is required to eat only protein.

Dukan Diet Spices

Spices allowed in the Dukan diet can be used to flavor foods and cookies in all 4 stages of the regime.

Spices are not only meant to flavor food, but to speed up your metabolism and burn fat.

From the spice and herb list of Dukan diet you are allowed to use the following:

– basil; nutmeg; chervil; pepper; cinnamon; coriander
– caraway; ginger; Herbs du Provence; lemongrass; mint
– mix of herbs; oregano; paprika; saffron; rosemary
– parsley; thyme; turmeric; vanilla extract; anise
Combinations of Spices and Herbs in  Dukan Diet

Some spices are better suited to certain types of meat.

Lamb and the beef gets a special flavor if you add sage, rosemary and thyme, while chicken meat taste is highlighted with rosemary.

Here are some ways that you can combine spices and herbs and other foods in the Dukan diet:

Season eggs with thyme, sage and pepper
Season the soup with basil, oregano and red pepper
– Season chicken with garlic, rosemary and black pepper
– Get a delicious pudding, from Dukan Galette. Season them with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, add eggs and milk and make a delicious and perfumed pudding.

Dukan Diet Spices Reduce Sugar and Salt Consumption

Experts say that using spices in the food helps to reduce the amount of sugar and salt you use routinely. With great flavors, spices and herbs are excellent as salt and sugar substitutes that are not good for your body. Basically, spices spread flavor strong enough not feel the need to add salt or sugar.