Do you like hot, spicy foods? Is Tabasco sauce one of your favorites? If so, you’re in luck. Some studies show that eating dishes seasoned with chili peppers or black pepper can increase your metabolism by up to 23%. When you eat a spicy dish, your body generates more heat, which in turn helps burn calories. However, that’s not all! Spicy dishes increase the feeling of satiety
Chilli and weight loss
Metabolism is the process of producing energy from nutrients. Some researchers believe that there is a link between hot chilli peppers and weight loss. Capsaicinoids are a group of chemicals naturally found in chilli. They have properties that may help with weight management. Although everyone’s body reacts slightly differently to spices, studies show that daily consumption of capsaicin contributes to weight loss by reducing energy intake. Eating spicy foods suppresses your appetite, so you will provide your body with fewer calories. Remember, however, that they cannot replace regular physical activity and a healthy, balanced diet.
How do you add spice to your dishes to lose weight?
Sprinkle some cayenne pepper on your eggs or make a spicy cottage cheese and serve with cucumber and celery slices. Add one or two pieces of fresh bell pepper to a pot of black beans to spice them up and use in a soup, salad or dip. Fresh peppers pair well with rice. You can also spice up your tomato sauce, chili or stew with cayenne pepper.
Ginger, turmeric and cinnamon soothe inflammation and balance blood sugar levels. Cayenne and jalapeno peppers, on the other hand, lower blood sugar levels and speed up metabolism for about 30 minutes. So it’s worth adding them to your smoothie. Remember to start with a small pinch. Dip a spoonful into the mixture and taste it. If you think the smoothie could be spicier, add a little more spice
Spicy strawberry smoothie recipe
Cayenne supports the digestive system. Additionally, it regulates blood circulation and relieves inflammation. This will make you feel more comfortable, even during a heat wave. Red peppers, strawberries and orange are full of vitamin C and help the immune system stay balanced. Flaxseed, on the other hand, is one of the most underrated foods. It contains fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and powerful antioxidants
Smoothie with matcha and mint
The color of this smoothie says a lot about its health benefits. Matcha is a finely powdered, carefully selected green tea native to Japan. Rich in antioxidants, especially polyphenols, it provides effective protection against heart disease. Although many people love the green color that matcha gives to food and drinks, its strong taste can be discouraging. So it’s worth pairing it with honey and mint
A delicious dinner to speed up your metabolism
Chicken breasts marinated in chili and lime and then served on crispy corn tortillas with homemade pico de gallo and a little creamy chipotle pepper sauce (smoked jalapeno) is a great dinner idea. Plus, it speeds up your metabolism.
If you don’t have much time to cook dinner, try delicious fish tacos. You can prepare tilapia fillets seasoned with lime in 30 minutes. Season them with red onion, cumin, sweet mango and spicy radish.
Ginger, cinnamon and turmeric
Studies show that ginger aids digestion and boosts metabolism. Simply adding 2 grams of ginger powder to hot water and drinking with a meal can burn about 43 calories. In addition, ginger gives a feeling of satiety, reduces hunger and calms the digestive tract. Cinnamon, on the other hand, speeds up metabolism, improves digestion and regulates blood sugar levels. Turmeric gives curry a depth of flavor. It contains an active ingredient with anti-inflammatory properties. It accelerates weight loss while preventing dementia, obesity and diabetes. Try to add 1 teaspoon of this spice daily, for example, drinking tea with turmeric.