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Burn Fat with These Healthy Snacks (Page 2)

Chile-Spiced Nuts

Chile-Spiced Nuts

In one Harvard study, women who ate nuts two or more times a week gained less weight than women who rarely noshed on them. Although nuts are high in calories, researchers think that the combination of protein, fiber and healthy fats help keep you feeling full. And going for nuts with a little zing may even help boost your metabolism. Studies suggest that capsaicin, an antioxidant in chile peppers (and also what makes them hot), increases the body’s metabolic rate—slightly—and may stimulate brain chemicals in a way that helps you feel satisfied.

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