You know that your brain tricks you all the time (like when you’re convinced you left your keys just there). But there are things that play tricks on your brain. The capsaicin found in super hot sauce is one of those things. And it makes you believe that you’re full – or that you’re on fire!
February is National Hot Breakfast Month (it’s also National Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month, but we’re not exactly sure how to celebrate that one.) We do know how to celebrate hot breakfasts with Mad Dog though. And, in a few minutes, you will too!
Capsaicin, an active component in chilli peppers, may stimulate thermogenesis and energy burning by activating its receptors, which are expressed in white and brown fat cells. This may help to prevent and manage obesity and other related health complications such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases.