Spicy Food Is Good For Your Health and Can Help You Lose Weight Too
By Catherine Morgan on December 01, 2008
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Did you know that spicy meals could help you lose weight?
If you're like me and love spicy foods, this is great news.
It seems preparing your meals with garlic, pepper and other zero-calorie spices may prevent overeating.
Spicy foods are said to help rev up your metabolism and the faster your metabolism, the more weight you will lose. Furthermore, studies have shown that people who eat spicy foods eat smaller portions which can cut your calories way back.
Studies have also proven fiery foods to have far ranging health benefits, possibly due to their high levels of antioxidants. Some of the ailments spicy foods can control or prevent include:
- digestive issues
- some types of cancers
- weight control
Cayenne Pepper - This zesty herb is actually a fruit. It has been used both as a seasoning and medicinal plant for thousands of years. Want to boost your immune system? Need to reduce your cholesterol? Concerned about blood clots? Add cayenne pepper to your diet. The capsaicin in cayenne is a natural anti-inflammatory agent.
How do you add spice to your life?
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