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June 22, 2011 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition, Healthy Living, Weight Control

Chili Peppers for Appetite Control and Boosting Metabolism

If you want to burn more calories after a meal and experience reduced hunger, add a liberal dash or two of red pepper.  Past studies have shown that capsaicin, the component in chili peppers that provides its hot kick, can mitigate hunger and boost metabolism.  A hot-off-the-press new clinical trial confirmed these findings and found that study subjects who didn’t regularly include this hot spice in their normal diets had the best appetite-quieting response. (Physiology and Behavior, April 2011)


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