However, a recent study by the UCLA University suggests that a similar ingredient, which can be found in plain peppers, can also help in the loss of unwanted kilograms.
In a small study presented at a gathering called Experimental Biology, held in sunny California, 34 respondents who consumed low calorie liquid meals for 28 days participated. Half of the subjects with meals took the supplement containing the "mild" version of capsaicin (shortened DCT), while the other subjects received placebo tablets. The researchers found that the DCT group consumed nearly two times more energy than the placebo group, and these effects were visible up to several hours after consuming the meal.
Although there is much evidence that hot peppers can speed up your metabolism and make you feel more quickly, this new research gives hope to people who are not great fans of hot foods. However, research authors warn that effects of accelerating metabolism may be limited in people with overweight. Also, the research did not include people who consumed "normal" food, but focused on the current meals that the subjects consumed daily.
Although it is unquestionable that a lot of research is needed to confirm the effects that ordinary peppers may have on weight loss, inclusion of this vegetable in your diet can not possibly hurt. Peppers contain very little fat and calories, and they are a fresh food that will surely help you to be healthier, which is (still) the only way to successfully fight pounds.
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