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A Seasoning That Can Help You Slim Down.

Updated on May 22, 2010

Adding red pepper flakes to your diet can help you lose weight.

Peppers can help you lose weight if you use them in your food and you maintain a balance diet.
Peppers can help you lose weight if you use them in your food and you maintain a balance diet.

Pepper flakes is a great source to help you lose weight.


Try This Seasoning to Help You Slim Down

Wouldn't it be great if you could just sprinkle something on your food to help you lose weight? Research suggests these fiery flakes might fit the bill: crushed red pepper.

A small batch of studies has shown that a key ingredient in hot peppers -- capsaicin -- may help curb appetite and hinder the storage of fat.

Slim and Spicy

If you're serious about losing weight, red pepper flakes alone aren't going to move the dial much. But they could be a useful addition to a legitimate weight loss plan. Researchers in one study concluded that capsaicin may boost sympathetic nervous system activity in a way that dampens hunger and calorie intake later in the day. And related research found that capsiate -- a capsaicin-like compound from sweet peppers -- hindered fat storage and boosted weight loss.

Fiery-Hot Weight Loss

Besides possibly helping you lose more weight, adding heat to low-calorie meals will boost flavor and interest as well -- whether you choose capsaicin-rich cayenne pepper, diced jalapenos, or any variety of hot chili peppers.



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    • Handicapped Chef profile image

      Handicapped Chef 4 years ago from Radcliff Ky

      Tony thank you I have tried this and it really works.

    • tonymead60 profile image

      Tony Mead 4 years ago from Yorkshire


      this is interesting, I love those peppers maybe I need to add more.

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      yyn1221 7 years ago from China

      I could stand to lose about 10 pounds! Thank you for your insight and interesting ways to lose weight. You may just be the inspiration I need to get back in shape!