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How can eating hot peppers help me lose weight?

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.

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.

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