There is a growing trend towards spice consumption in order to lose weight. When it comes to reshaping their silhouettes, women will try all kinds of diet and exercise to reach their goals. A common food such as chili peppers is something that sounds weird to eat for weight loss, but it might actually help you!
Chili peppers contain a substance called capsaicin that causes the body to produce heat, and it can makes you sweat. Researchers have found that the heat generated by peppers can actually increase your consumption of calories and oxidize layers of fat. Pushing the body to use more fat as fuel may help people lose weight when they consume a low-calorie diet by increasing their metabolism.
This pungent food burns even on the strongest palates, and for this reason, we should consume chili pepper in moderation in order to avoid stomach irritation, especially if we choose to eat it raw. The best way to eat chili peppers is to spice up bland dishes in order to put the brakes on appetite and accelerate the fat burn. For milder dishes, chop it up and toss it on scrambled eggs, soups, rice, or stews. Don’t forget to remove the seeds and the veins, where all the heat is stored.
There are so many versions of chili peppers; they range in color, piquancy, and levels of heat. For those who can’t stand the burn, green poblano is a fairly mild pepper with a flesh close to a green bell pepper. Another well-known chili pepper in the U.S. is the jalapeno, which can vary from hot to very hot. The less ripe, green jalapenos, have a pleasant bite, and can be found in different forms, such as canned, pickled, jellied, or simply chopped fresh. In some Latin bars, jalapenos are mashed with mixed greens and served as a spicy substitute for Tabasco sauce.
A word of caution: don’t touch your face when handling chili peppers, and use rubber gloves when preparing them–especially if you have sensitive skin–to avoid burns or any irritations.
Add a little spice to your diet, and spice up your metabolism!
By Michelle Blaga, social media and blog contributor for Lucille Roberts.