Indulging your taste for spicy food may help you lose weight. Scientists believe that the capsaicin compounds found in peppers that give them their spicy taste actually help to burn calories as well.
Losing weight is just a few spicy peppers away, according to a recent report out of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition. Researchers there say that the capsaicin compounds found in peppers that give them their spicy taste, actually help to burn calories as well.
Scientists believe that the reason why capsaicin burns calories is because the compound uses energy to raise a person's body temperature, which provides a similar effect as the one obtained by engaging in traditional exercise routines. Read more