Did you know that hot peppers are healthy for you? Chili peppers have capsaicin, a compound that can reduce levels of hunger and loose weight. Check our website for recipes or check out this one, from MSNBC.com.
Fad diets come and go (remember the cabbage soup diet?) but here’s one that may have some merit.
Researchers in Korea recently found that rats fed capsaicin – the compound that makes chile peppers hot – gained 8% less weight than rats fed the same diet minus the capsaicin.
Research has also shown that capsaicin actually will target the key pain-sensing cells in a very unique way. With some detail research scientists are actually researching this ingredient as a potential numbing agent for nerves during surgery and post op up to a couple of weeks after the surgery. It is the hope to eventually minimize the use of traditional drug pain killers with a natural alternative.