Burn your fat deposits overnight with this healthy and delicious drink. This drink is really beneficial for weight loss.
Vinegar: Helps stimulate the breakdown of fat
Lemon: Helps in the prevention of fat
Spicy paprika: Spices like chili and ginger can also give your libido a big boost, which causes you to want to go and burn off even more calories.
Lemon With Paprika Juice Drink
- 240 ml boiling water
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 lemon juice and rind
- a pinch of spicy paprika
- a pinch of ground black pepper
- Add the grated lemon rind to 240 ml boiling water.
- Put the remaining ingredients after 10 minutes and stir well.
- Drink the mixture before every meal.
How Does Eating Spicy Food Aid Weight Loss?
Capsaicin is the main, active compound found in hot peppers that gives you that distinctive burning sensation when eaten. Spices that are high in Capsaicin are chili peppers, jalapenos, habaneros, and paprika (cayenne pepper).
A 2012 medical study on the consumption of chili peppers has collected data that shows the benefits of hot red peppers in weight management. In this research, participants consumed 1 to 3.5 grams of red pepper and this enhanced heat production (thermogenesis) and increased fat oxidation (fat burning).
Another study examined capsaicin in relation to weight maintenance after a percentage body weight loss of 5 % to 10 %. 91 overweight volunteers underwent a 3-month weight maintenance program.
The group was divided into two groups, one group took Capsaicin (135 mg) and the other group a placebo. This study also concluded that capsaicin treatment caused more fat oxidation (burning of fat) during weight maintenance. Avoid capsaicin supplements, however.
Spicy Food Lowers Calorie Consumption
Capsaicin and Capsaicinoids, the active ingredients in chili peppers, can actually help reduce calorie intake. Studies have shown that taking a minimum of 2 mg of Capsaicin as part of a meal, reduced appetite and led participants to eat less.
Furthermore, those in the study chose less high-fat foods after consuming the spice further reducing the number of calories consumed. One of the problems with adding Capsaicin is that a lot of people can not tolerate the high doses of Capsaicin required, however in a study by Mattes and Ludy it was found that Cayenne pepper (less than a teaspoon) also revved up calorie burning and reduced appetite.
Medical researchers carried out a study in Quebec whereby participants were given 0.9 grams of hot red pepper 10 minutes before an ‘eat all you can’ buffet. Despite being informed to eat until they were full, the food intake was lower by 8.5 % in the spice eating group, compared with the control group.
This was found to be due to a 13.3 % decrease in fatty foods chosen. A similar study from the Netherlands concluded that satiety (feeling full) was improved after Capsaicin ingestion due to changes in gut hormones (GLP-1 and grehlin) that are responsible for stimulating hunger and satiety.
Other Health Benefits Of Tumeric And Capsaicin
Both Turmeric and Capsaicin possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. They have been said to help prevent several health disorders as well as clearing the nasal passages, such as:
- Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) (heart attack).
- Chronic lung diseases caused by inflammation.
- Lowers blood pressure.
- Chronic pain.
- Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Colitis.
- Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease.
- Hepatic problems.
- Muscle injuries.
- Cystic Fibrosis.
- Tumor Suppressor for some cancers: One 2010 study suggests that Capsaicin suppresses the growth of cancer cells in prostate cancer. Another piece of research suggests that Capsaicin had properties that targeted and destroyed diseased cells in small cell lung cancer.
- Improves mood: Feeling good may help with making the right dietary choices. Capsaicin triggers the release of endorphins, which are not only natural painkillers but can enhance mood too.