Learn which spices you should add to every meal and snack to fire up your fat-burning furnace!
By Diana Kelly Levey
What if we told you that what you eat could help you burn more fat—even while you sit? Adding certain fat-burning ingredients to your diet can have a thermogenic effect on your body (simply put, it makes your body use up more energy to process the food you eat), igniting your metabolism so your body can burn more calories. Learn which spices you should add to every meal and snack to fire up your fat-burning furnace!
These peppers have the same thermogenic effect as cayenne, according to a study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The chemical known as capsaicin is what makes peppers spicy and induces thermogenesis, the process by which cells convert energy into heat. This chemical will make the body feel warm, while also using up energy, which is exactly what you want when you’re at rest.