Adding ½ teaspoon of chilli pepper (spicy ones) to your meals can help you lose weight. According to a study published in Physiology & Behavior by scientists from
, capsaicin Capsaicin, a substrate of spicy chilli peppers, reduces appetite and increases caloric expenditure!!! Purdue University, USA
"We found that consuming red chilli pepper helps people to eat less and burn more calories after meals,” says Richard Mattes, the study coordinator. "This is even more effective in individuals who do not regularly consume these kind of peppers."
Previous research has encouraged consumption of capsaicin as a supplement. But according to Mattes’ team, ingesting the pepper in the natural form optimizes the effects on the diet. "The burning in the mouth” effect is responsible for raising the temperature of the body which burns more calories and controls appetite, "he says.
Frequency - According to the study, those who ate the chili a few times a week were less hungry, especially for fatty foods, salty or sweet. "This suggests that the stimulus when it is not familiar to the body has a more powerful effect. But when it becomes a routine, its efficiency is reduced, "says Mattes.
Translated from: http://veja.abril.com.br/noticia/saude/pimenta-reduz-o-apetite-e-aumenta-queima-calorica
I want to add that some for people who cannot eat spicy foods -- people with high acidity reflux in stomach or bloating, please avoid. There are many other tricks and tips to lose weight without harming your system!
Samia Khoury Dietitian