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Spicy food has been long touted as a great benefit for our overall health. Withe the obesity epidemic sweeping our country, people turn to the messaging that carries new-to-them information that would help them get rid of extra pounds and feel vibrant in body again. Peppers, both hot and sweet, have compounds in them that activate the cells in our brown fat. Capsaicin is the compound present in hot peppers. Capsinoids are the non-pungent compounds found in sweet peppers that appear to have metabolism-boosting effects without burning our mouths!

Brown fat is a good type of fat! This is the fat that keeps us warm. But once we activate its stubborn cells and they start burning, the body’s metabolism gets a healthy boost, and we do loose weight. There are studies that have shown how supplementation with capsaicins and capsinoids played a significant role in fat burning ability by the control group, while those who were on placebo actually gained weight.

In one study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, folks who supplemented with capsinoids for 12 weeks lost twice as much weight as study participants who were given a placebo. Even more, the group taking the capsinoids demonstrated increased fat burning over the course of the study, which is likely to explain how they lost over 500% MORE belly fat!

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  1. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says


    Spicy foods boost production of feel-good hormones

    Know of serotonin? Yes, spicy foods can boost its production, thus they may help ease depression and stress.

    Not a fan of crazy-spicy food? You can still get the health benefits by adding spices with a more tolerable zing to your dishes.

    Try these as an example for demo:

    • Sliced ginger in a cup of tea
    • Shrimp coated in cumin and coriander then sauteed in a skillet
    • Red pepper flakes in stir-fry or
    • Delicious chicken curry

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    Capsacin And Cancer Prevention

    According to the American Association for Cancer Research, capsaicin has the ability to kill some cancer and leukemic cells. One particular spice, turmeric, found in curry powder and some mustards, may slow the spread of cancer and growth of tumors.

    “It has the same effects on the body as certain cancer drugs do.” says Gregory A. Plotnikoff, M.D., senior consultant for health care innovation at Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minnesota.

    TIP: Pair it with black pepper to absorb 2,000 percent more turmeric. Fantastic on roasted veggies or kebabs, or in soups.

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    • karen hinkle says

      Well now that is a thing I must look into

    • I was wondering if I am not used to spicy foods. Is it okay on my stomach to take capsaicin pills?

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

        You need to know if the capsules are made with the ingredients that pass your stomach undissolved!
        There are special labels usually on the product.
        You can call even the company to ask those question.
        The most important thing is to know if the actives inside the capsule are delivered in duodenum (the one that follows the stomach area). No way to know unless you inquire.

    • Amanda Alvarado says

      I actually bought some powered to start using in dishes! I just need to remember to make sure I add pepper too!

  3. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says


    Capsaicin And Heart Health

    Capsaicin, the active ingredient found in jalapenos, cayenne pepper and red chili peppers, may lower bad cholesterol, thus improving heart function.

    According to a study presented in the American Chemical Society, capsaicin helps reduce the accumulation of cholesterol in the body by increasing its breakdown rate.

    The medical team also found that capsaicin blocks a gene that narrows the arteries, thus increasing blood flow in the vessels.


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    • karen hinkle says

      OK I can do sweet peppers but I cannot do hot peppers at all but my hubby likes them hot ones I just can’t deal with them

    • I can eat the peppers but just not very many seeds.

    • Amanda Alvarado says

      I use ground cayenne pepper in just about everything – not a lot but enough for a little flavor. We also love jalapenos – fresh or in a jar!

  4. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says


    Peppers, both hot and sweet, have something else inside them – VITAMINS AND MINERALS that our bodies need on the daily basis.

    The same magnificent Vitamin C that is a proven antioxidant that supports skin collagen formation (it must be present for collagen to form), reduces duration of flus and colds, soothes sore throats, may prevent heart diseases and even cancer.

    Instead of popping Vitamin C in the form of a pill, why not add bell peppers to your fresh salads or eat by biting into it?

    That’s what we were doing when we were kids: we were eating bell peppers from fresh, torn from the bushy plant and eating them right there without even bothering to wash the first! Delicious, skin cleansing, refreshing especially in summer! Load up in bell peppers when you can!

    Eating in season boosts the power of the entire nutritious profile of bell peppers.

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    • karen hinkle says

      Now that is funny I love green peppers and onions and since we’ve been up at our cabin we’ve had green peppers and onions and an almost everything we made this week I love green peppers

    • Amanda Alvarado says

      I like them either in a salad or grilled with meat! I can’t eat them by themselves!

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