Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Food fact: Spicy Foods can help increase your metabolism.

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Do you like it hot?  So hot that your lips turn sultry red?  The next time you eat out you may want to add some hot sauce and hot peppers to your meal.  Not only does that satisfying burn give you that heightened flavor it also benefits your health especially if you are trying to lose weight.  Spicy foods are considered one of many foods that help increase your metabolism.

How does spicy foods boost my metabolism?
Capsaicin is the flame of the spices.  Studies have shown that the heat that becomes generated from this compound help your metabolism raise up to 8% more than your body would normally build on its own.  Capsaicin works as an appetite suppressant.

Spices/foods that help stimulate high metabolism.
  1. Hot peppers
  2. Hot mustard
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Cumin
  5. Turmeric
  6. Cloves
  7. Curry Powder
  8. Jalapeno Peppers
  9. Chili Peppers
  10. Chili Powder
  11. Cavenne Peppers
  12. Thai Peppers
  13. Ginger
  14. Garlic
  15. Bell peppers
  16. Tobasco
However, if you suffer from ulcers or heartburn, I suggest you limit your spices.

So, the next time you eat consider adding some fire to your meal!  If you can't tolerate the burn make sure you have that glass of water or milk handy.  Remember we are FABULOUS!

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