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Is Red Pepper Good For Slimming

Can Red Pepper Help Slimming

If you are trying to lose weight there is one “thing” … be it a food, a diet programme, an exercise regime or a diet product that should be considered an essential component, it is Red Pepper.

It cannot be underlined strongly enough the connection between red pepper and the slimming process.

Red pepper (capsicum to give its proper name) is a generic term that describes a variety of pepper plants. The fruit from capsicum has been used for centuries as an accompaniment to food to add flavour but until fairly recently its benefits to weight loss had been largely overlooked.

Red pepper is known and described in several ways such as Cayenne pepper, Paprika, Red Chilli pepper (red chili pepper), Pimiento, Sweet pepper, Hungarian pepper and the Mexican pepper.

“Capsiplex’s makers say the capsule, which is made from hot peppers and capsicum and is used by Hollywood stars Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt and Britney Spears, can eat up as many calories as 80 minutes of walking or a 25-minute jog.”

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The main feature of red hot pepper is of course its heat, this is caused by Capsaicinoids – a part of a group of colourless, pungent compounds found in the flesh of the pepper.

It is Capsaicinoids that are responsible for raising the metabolism to generate an increase in body temperature that burn calories and excess body fat.

Recently the media have been publishing numerous articles featuring the benefits of capsaicinoids – most strikingly was the Daily Mail’s article highlighting the “chilli pill” and its ability to burn calories while the user does practically nothing.

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