Cayenne Pepper Weight Loss Benefits

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In recent years there have been a lot of surprises in the field of weight loss, not the least of which is the discovery that many spices carry formerly unexpected weight loss benefits.(1) One of the popular ideas being discussed today is cayenne pepper weight loss.

You will probably be surprised to learn that the fat burning properties of cayenne pepper are well documented.

Adding this tasty spice to your daily diet in the form of aleva pepper, bird pepper, Guinea spice, cow horn pepper or the common grocery store staple, cayenne pepper can increase your metabolism and support your efforts to lose weight while delivering a host of benefits to your overall health. In this article we will discuss losing weight with cayenne pepper. Read on to learn more.

Cayenne Pepper Boosts Your Metabolism And Your Immune System

Cayenne pepper heats up your system naturally by boosting your system thermogenically. This is a natural process that kicks in when your body goes into kinesis, the fat burning process. Regular consumption of cayenne pepper helps amplify this action to burn more fat by increasing your metabolism and helping it to process your food and turn it into energy more quickly.

Additionally, it bumps up your body’s ability to burn fat that has been stored. As an added benefit, cayenne pepper helps boost your immune system to help you ward off illnesses which can often plague people who are dieting.

Cayenne Pepper Stabilizes Your Glucose Levels And Helps Control Your Appetite

Another benefit of cayenne pepper weight loss is that you can keep a steady level of energy by consuming cayenne pepper on a regular basis while losing weight because cayenne pepper helps prevent spikes in blood sugar levels. When your blood sugar levels spike, it can cause you to crave sugar and starches for a fast energy burst.

This can completely sabotage your efforts at weight loss. For this reason, it is good to add cayenne pepper in moderation to most foods. You don’t have to overdo it and suffer overly spicy foods.

Just a moderate addition to most meals will suffice. As an added benefit, adding cayenne pepper to foods has been proven to make them more satisfying, thereby helping control appetite.

Great Flavor Satisfies In The Place Of Fatty, Sugary And Processed Foods

The food industry has long substituted salt for calorie laden ingredients such as fat. This is an unhealthy practice, but it is also a sound concept. By adding cayenne pepper to foods, you increase flavor and satisfaction.

Try experimenting with some of your favorite recipes by adding a little cayenne pepper and reducing calorie rich ingredients such as sour cream and butter. This is a smart way to reduce calories without sacrificing satisfaction. You’ll be surprised to find how flavourful all kinds of foods can be with cayenne pepper.

Try it on baked potatoes, eggs, meats, beans and even a pinch in such unlikely candidates as oatmeal or coffee!

Spices Add Enjoyment To Eating And Contribute Significantly To Health And Well Being

Cayenne pepper weight loss is not the only benefit of adding cayenne pepper and a host of other delicious spices to your daily diet. Many spices such as turmeric, cinnamon, garlic and a host of others bring rich flavor to foods and enhance your metabolism and your immune system.

Do a little research to make the most of cayenne pepper and other spices in your diet today.


BeWell@Stanford – Stanford Univsersity

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Article updated 22nd July 2016

Weight loss and dieting, and the benefits that go with it, are central to good health and nutrition. Learning the secrets about it catapults your efforts.