Hot sauce. Chili peppers. Cayenne. Any of these foods will not only curb your appetite, they’ll also supercharge your body’s ability to burn fat (thank you, capsaicin), according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE. Researchers found hot chili peppers activate a nerve in the stomach that signals to your body that it’s full. You should also know a high-fat diet messes with these stomach-to-brain receptors, and can lead to obesity, so be mindful. It’s also thought super-spicy foods and sauces slow down how quickly you wolf down food (because your mouth is on fire), allowing your brain to register you’ve had enough to eat, preventing overindulgence. Make these insanely hot (healthy) recipes to help you lose weight.
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