Eat These Foods To Fight Belly Fat, According To Science

The Spicier, The Better

After hearing this news, you may want to spice up your meals. A study published in Obesity Open Access reported the effects of a chili pepper extract eaten every day. According to the researchers, chili pepper burned an extra 116 calories per day, which is an extra pound over 30 days.

Red chili peppers rest on a wooden cutting board.
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Chili’s magic ingredient is capsaicin, the compound that gives the pepper its spice. Capsaicin reduces peoples’ appetite and raises feelings of fullness. And according to research in the Biophysical Journal, chili peppers can also increase metabolism, leading to further fat loss.