A study done at Purdue University by Dr Mattes on the role of red pepper on appetite shows that spicing up our daily diet with some red pepper can curb appetite. Consuming red pepper increases core body temperature and burns more calories through natural energy expenditure. No wonder why Asians tend to be leaner and smaller than Western people on average.
Dr. Mattes showed that red pepper when consumed in non-capsule form, i.e., eating red pepper or chilli powder (in food), because the that maximizes the digestive process due to the sensory experience: ”That burn in your mouth is responsible for that effect”. “It turns out you get a more robust effect if you include the sensory part because the burn contributes to a rise in body temperature, energy expenditure and appetite control.”
So if you are trying to loose some weight or increase you metabolism, add some (or a lot) red pepper to your food and let it burn. ’cause when it burns, it BURNS.
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