Chili powder may help you lose weight.
A visitor to the site asked for chili powder can help with weight loss. The answer, without a doubt, is: YES.
Chili powder is a traditional smoky and spicy flavored spice that is used in Latin American and Tex-Mex cooking. The ingredients of chili powder are different from brand to brand, but each is very similar. Many contain either ancho pepper or cayenne pepper ground up into a powder, but all contain some sort of pepper powder. Classically, chili powder is a blend of spices to include ancho chile powder, paprika, cumin, and Mexican oregano, but many also include spices like coriander, cayenne, and garlic powder round out individual blends. Chili powder the ingredient that gives chili the spicy flavor we love and without it, the dish woudl be very bland.
How does chili powder help with weight loss? Like peppers, pepper powder contains capsaicin which has been shown to boosts matabolism, and increases satiety,. In fact, there is research that shows that capsaicin increases weight loss and assists with a 5-10% increase in successful weight maintenance,. Most important, capsaicin appears to liberate fatty acids from fat cells and increases fatty acid oxidation (burning of fat for energy),,.
The bottom line: Chili powder contains capsaicin which can help with fat and weight loss, and it will increase satiety. Chili powder inherits the positive effects of each ingredient since compound spice of multiple ingredients. If you like the flavor, I highly recommend adding it to your food as long as you control the calorie content and portion size.
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