Easy Ways to Boost Metabolism (Page 2)

You can boost your burn by... Spicing things up.

Studies suggest that capsaicin, an antioxidant in chile peppers (and also what makes them hot), increases the body’s metabolic rate—slightly.

Would we recommend it? Sure! While the metabolic boost you get by added chiles to your diet isn’t likely to melt away pounds, some research also suggests that capsaicin may stimulate brain chemicals in a way that helps you feel satisfied. And when you make your foods delicious with spices—instead of huge amounts of butter or cream—you save calories.

Must-Read: Spice up your diet with these satisfying chile pepper recipes for Roasted Red Pepper Soup and more. »

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