If you like spicy food, you probably already tried cayenne pepper. Spicy food is specific, because either we love or hate it – depending on your individual tolerance of this type of food. However, as you know, cayenne is rich in capsaicin, which not only enhances the taste of food, but also brings health benefits, and even affects fat loss.
Studies show that cayenne pepper helps in burning fat and reducing appetite, especially for people who are not accustomed to spicy flavor.
The thermogenic effect
As already mentioned, cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, which is known for its thermogenic – ‘producing heat’ – properties. Inclusion of cayenne pepper in the diet causes an increase in body temperature, which in turn brings many benefits, such as increased metabolic rate, greater ability for digestion of food, and increased ability to burn stored fat. Capsaicin is also known as an appetite suppressant, which means that the consumption of food containing cayenne pepper affects reduced perception of hunger.
Control blood sugar
The increase in blood sugar levels is a normal phenomenon that occurs after a meal rich in carbohydrates, especially if the meal has a high glycemic load (high amount of carbohydrates while at the same time a small amount of protein, fat and fiber). A sudden increase in blood sugar levels can have a negative effect on the human body. If our bodies can not cope with too many carbohydrates, which are provided, we can feel the drop of energy, sleepiness or even increased body fat level, etc.
When we are sleepy and we feel the lack of energy and willing to reach for energy snacks that provide quick energy and allow us to survive the day. This is an easy way to fall into the vicious circle, and that’s a quick way to get extra unwanted kilos, worsen your figure and deteriorate your health.
Cayenne pepper can prevent those issues! When you plan to eat a meal rich in sugar (containing a large number of carbohydrates) add to a meal a drink with cayenne pepper addition. Cayenne pepper effectively prevents sudden increases in blood sugar levels, so that the meal you eat feels more satisfying, and this persists for a long time.
Detoxification plays a very important role in terms of fat loss. Cayenne pepper acts as a natural cleanser, effectively help the body get rid of accumulated toxins. Working efficiently, natural detoxification system of the body brings us better metabolism, and also healthier and faster body fat burning.
Add some cayenne pepper to dishes. Not only you have given them more distinct flavor, but also take care of your health and make losing weight easier!