There are all kinds of products out there that claim to help curb your appetite, but what if you could do the same thing in a more natural way? It turns out that by adding a little extra spice to your diet, you may actually be able to curb the desire to overeat during mealtime and snack time. If it sounds to good to be true, it’s not. Many experts believe that adding hot peppers to your diet can play a part in the process.
Researchers have found that eating a certain amount of hot peppers helps reduce your appetite, while at the same time boosting the amount of calories you burn. Because capsaicin, the stuff that makes peppers hot, is said to raise your body’s core temperature during digestion, you burn more calories even after you’re finished eating. That’s certainly not all, though. Researchers have also found that people who eat hot peppers feel less hungry, with the desire for salty, sugary and fatty foods, all the stuff that helps pack on the pounds, decreasing after adding in hot peppers. Other researchers have found that adding in hot peppers to breakfast, for example, may help curb your appetite before lunch or even snack time, reducing your overall calorie count later in the day. To start, you may want to try adding a small amount to foods you commonly eat too much of.
While hot peppers may not be the only solution, after all portion control and aerobic activity are also important in maintaining a healthy weight and diet, they certainly seem to play a role in the process. In other words, it may be to your benefit now, and down the line, to pair peppers with a healthier, and more active lifestyle. From pepper purees to extracts and even hot sauce, it’s never been easier to spice up your diet.