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How can eating hot peppers help me lose weight?

Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
A little bit of heat can make your metabolism burn extra calories, says registered dietician Ashley Koff. In this video, Koff talks about the weight-loss boost you can get from hot peppers.

Add some heat to your meals and you'll boost not only the taste but also the effectiveness of your weight loss diet. A dash of cayenne pepper or some diced jalapeno or red peppers will do the trick. They all contain capsaicin -- the heat-inducing compound in red peppers that, according to research, tamps down appetite and curbs food intake later in the day.

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