Is it possible to lose weight by simply eating chili peppers? A new study by Professor Jong Won Yun says it is. And plenty of other studies support his findings.
As we explained in Tuesday’s message, his study shows that the fiery hot substance in chili peppers – known as capsaicin – inhibits fat cell growth. And that helps you to lose weight.
His findings show that capsaicin causes changes in the proteins in fat. Those changes force fat cells to shrink.
“These changes provide valuable new molecular insights into the mechanism of the anti?obesity effects of capsaicin,” says Prof. Yun.
Independent studies support his findings.
One study shows that when you eat capsaicin, you block fat cells from actually forming.
Doctors Gow?Chin Yen and Chin?Lin Hsu headed up this study for the National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan.
They found that when capsaicin is introduced into fatty tissue, fat cells are killed off.
Their research shows that the spice attacks fat cells… causing the mitochondria walls to break down… and the cells to die.
Their findings were published in the ACS Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. They also showed that capsaicin inhibits the formation and storage of fatty tissue.
Other studies show that capsaicin has a second fat-fighting benefit. It curbs appetite.
Capsaicin Also Banishes Hunger
The International Journal of Obesity published a study showing that capsaicin also cuts appetite.
The study was conducted at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. It specifically set out to prove that capsaicin curbs hunger.
Researchers conducted two linked studies. The first tested the spice in beverage form on 12 men and 12 women. One half of the group received 0.9 grams of red pepper in tomato juice. The other half received plain tomato juice. There were no other changes in lifestyle or diet. The researchers found that the people drinking the peppered juice consistently consumed fewer calories than the ones taking the placebo.
They repeated the same test in a capsule form. Once again, the group was split into those receiving capsaicin capsules and those receiving a placebo.
Again they found a “statistically significant” decrease in appetite for those taking the capsaicin capsules.
Even more studies support these findings: that capsaicin reduces fat production and cuts hunger.
The good news is that capsaicin is easy to add to your diet. Just add chili powder to your dinner… Or crushed red peppers to your lunch.
Yvonne Nienstadt – nutrition director at the Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort and Spa in Tecate, Mexico – says that adding a chopped chili or jalapeno pepper to your lunch or dinner will help you burn up to 75 calories per meal.
If you don’t like spicy food you can simply get it in capsule or pill form.
There’s plenty more to know about how you can control your appetite and your weight without expensive surgery, so-called “weight-loss” drugs, restrictive diets, or intense exercise. We’ve just published an extensive report on the subject, loaded with expert advice, the most recent research, and step-by-step guidance on how to fight fat easily and naturally. For more information, read on here.
To your health,
NHD “Health Watch”