Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chili and Weight Loss

With the seasonal harvest of chile peppers under way, it seemed appropriate to revisit the pepper's reputation as a weight-loss aid. Claims of medicinal properties of chile peppers have circulated for years. The reported benefits have included everything from easing arthritis pain to lowering cholesterol. In 2002, Heidi Allison promoted the use of the Southwest staple for the diet conscious in her book The Chili Pepper Diet.

In 1986, researchers at Oxford Polytechnic in England fed 12 volunteers identical 766-calorie meals. On some days, researchers added three grams each of chili powder and mustard. On alternate days, they added nothing. Researchers found that on the days they added extra spices, participants burned 45 extra calories, on average.

Red hot pepper has been long recognized for its ability to help slimming. However, because of the undesirable side effects, only a few select slimmers have been daring enough to put up with the unpleasant side effects so as to benefit from improved weight loss.

Scientific evidence has indicated that red hot pepper has the ability to boost your metabolism so that you burn calories faster. In some circumstances it was discovered that you might even burn calories as much as twelve X faster than normal.

You also can try to make :

Health Valley chili

Description: The right soup is always a great part of your weight-loss arsenal. This can of fat-free chili is tasty, easy to prepare, and filled with healthy fiber.
You'll Save: 200 calories and 22 grams of fat compared with other prepared and restaurant chilis.

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