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Benefits of eating Chilli or Small Chili: How Green chillies help in weight loss?

Updated on March 26, 2013
Chilli and Weight Loss
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Green chilli and weight loss

Spicing up meals with Green chilli can be a good idea without the need to feel guilty over the indulgence. This vegetable not only adds taste to the blend food, it has the potential to increase our metabolism significantly. Increase in metabolism is associated with fat burning. When the fat burns, weight loss comes naturally. It helps to reduce our appetite too. The advantages are numerous.

Nutrition value of chilli is high as it contains adequate amount of nutrients. Green chilli is a superb healthy food with high concentration of Vitamin C. It also contains important minerals like potassium, iron and copper. It adds up to your vitamin and mineral requirements of the day without giving you excess calories. Calories in chilli are negligible.

However, caution is required during eating as excess of chill can cause inflammation and stomach ulcers. It is best to eat a very small amount which is comfortable to your body type. If you already have stomach cancer or ulcer, it is best to avoid chillies completely. It is best to wash your hands after touching it as chilli hands in eyes can cause burning sensation.

Some eaters while eating chilli, tend to break a sweat. This is just a sign that the metabolism is speeding up and fat is burning. If chillies are eaten in summer, it is good as the sweat helps to cool down the body temperature. However, precaution is required to take small amounts and not to overindulge.

Small amounts of green chilli is a natural weight loss food. When combined with other healthy weight loss foods and exercise regime, it can quickly help you to reach your desired weight. Patience and portion control is important. So, enjoy green chillies.

Here, are some green chilli recipes:

Green Chilli Pickle Recipe

Vegetarian Soulful chilli recipe


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      m.k 4 years ago


      Thnkx for ur information , is excess drikng of lemon juice is harful?

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      Nikki 4 years ago

      I love eating chili. I was researching on what are the advantages for weight loss and it helped me in writing my weight loss blog post.

      I've back linked you here too. You can check it here:

      Keep writing, you write well and the videos were helpful too.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thank you.

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      Lovely 4 years ago

      I just love eating raw Green Chilli, every day I use to take 7 to 9 green chilli , I can't have my food without green Chilli. I m 25 year old ,my weight is 47 kg. This is only because of Green Chilli. I believe Green Chilli help to weight loss n to increase body metabolism. I love Green Chilli n my husband 'J' too.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Knowledge Broker, for your comments, voting up. Yes, Green chilli helps with weight loss and to increase body metabolism.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Dinkan53, for your feedback and visiting this page. All the best.

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      Knowledge-Broker 5 years ago

      I will be eating green chilli peppers for sure. I did not know they could help speed up your metabolism. I would be one of those people who sweats when eating this food. I sweat more already. Maybe that's a sign I have a steady metabolism. Voted up interesting and useful!

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      nice hub and enjoyed the video of those appetite inducing beautiful chillies. Thanks for the recipe. Rated as useful!