Eat the Heat to Lose Belly Fat

Hot PeppersIf you’re working hard to lose belly fat, it may be time to add some heat to your diet. Start eating hot peppers and foods with cayenne and you may enjoy improved abdominal fat loss. It’s the capsaicin found in chili peppers that help with weight loss. They help reduce fat tissue, boost metabolism, and tame your appetite. 

About Capsaicin

While many people have boasted about capsaicin’s belly blasting powers for years, recent studies are now backing those claims up. One recent study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition noted that daily consumption of capsaicin resulted in more belly fat loss. Another Canadian study found that when men ate spice appetizers, they ate 200 fewer calories during their later meals. Multiple laboratory studies have shown that capsaicin revs up thermogenesis, a process in the body that burns calories. Yet another study done by University of Wyoming researchers found that capsaicin may also help turn white fat into brown fat, which actually helps burn stored fat. 

Good Sources for a Spicy Kick

Since studies really back up the fat fighting powers of capsaicin, how can you get more capsaicin in your diet? It’s found in hot sauces. However, the big problem with hot sauce is all the sodium they contain. Instead of turning to hot sauce, consider using cayenne. It will give you that hot, peppery kick that you want and the fat burning powers of capsaicin without all the sodium that comes with hot sauce. Simply sprinkle a pinch in with your eggs or use it to season grilled meats or seafood. Eating foods that contain chili peppers can also help you get some daily capsaicin, and capsaicin supplements are also available. 

Eating the right foods is essential for weight loss. Learn more helpful tips to help you enjoy the healthy body you want by contacting one of our professionals at the Metabolic Research Center.


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