Fire Up Your Food — And Your Metabolism
Rev up your metabolism with chili peppers! New research conducted at Purdue University found that adding spicy ingredients like cayenne pepper
, hot peppers, or hot sauce to meals can help suppress appetite and even stoke your metabolic fire a bit. When dieters who didn't normally eat spicy foods ate a soup seasoned with cayenne pepper for lunch they ate 60 fewer calories at their next meal AND burned an extra ten calories (it's a small amount, but over time it adds up!). Try adding chopped hot peppers to scrambled eggs, chicken or tuna salad
, and tossed salads…or make a spicy sandwich spread by mixing a generous shot of hot sauce into hummus or low-fat mayo.