Spice Up Your Metabolism With Spicy Foods

Spice Up Your Metabolism With Spicy Foods

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Spicy foods let us know that our taste buds are alive, warming our bodies and stimulating our senses. Research now suggests that there is a direct correlation between ingesting spicy foods and a decrease in weight gain. Capsaicin, the active heat-forming ingredient in jalapeno peppers, cayenne and red pepper flakes not only speed up your metabolism, but they also curb your appetite, keeping you fuller longer. Capsaicin’s magical powers work by preventing the “hunger” message from reaching your brain, so that you can enjoy your day without constantly dreaming of food. It also activates about 20 different fat-burning proteins, which make your body burn calories faster, boosting your metabolism. 


Not only does Capsaicin help with weight and appetite control, as you get used to the spicy taste, Capsaicin can create a mild state of euphoria by releasing endorphins, the pleasure hormone. In ancient Aztec and Mayan societies chili pepper were considered an aphrodisiac….just another added bonus! The hotter the pepper, the more Capsaicin it has, but that doesn’t mean you have to painfully endure the heat to get the benefits. Peppers are also full of antioxidants and phytonutrients that inhibit cancer-forming cells, prevent disease, give you energy and kill unwanted bacteria. It’s a spicy health revelation!! 


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