Jalapenos Good for Weight Loss?
are somewhat spicy green peppers that can come in a variety of
strengths. For some people, jalapenos are very spicy. But for
others, they provide just the perfect kick to make food taste
that much more delicious. Jalapenos are best known for their use
in Mexican food dishes, and you've probably seen them as round
green slices with a few small white-ish seeds inside on salad
bars or on top of your enchilada. But recently, jalapenos have
been dubbed the favorite chili pepper of Americans, which is not
surprising with the predominance of great Mexican food available
in the U.S.
been a bit of hype about whether or not jalapenos are actually
good for weight loss. It turns out that jalapenos do contain
a substance that can help to increase your metabolism, something
that all weight loss advisors recommend. Your metabolism is
the rate at which you process and use food. For example, if
you eat a burrito, your metabolism will be the deciding factor
in how much of the energy in that burrito gets used right away
and turned into energy, and how much is stored as fat for later.
course, we all store a bit of fat on our bodies. Our metabolism
is what determines how much we store and when we use our fat
reserves. In modern society, people get overweight because they
have easy access to so much food - and the food is delicious.
But our bodies think that there still may be a time when we
could starve, so why not store up the energy for later.
metabolism is effected by many different things. If it was simple
to adjust your metabolism, losing weight would also be easy.
But it is complex and takes a bit of work. One thing that raises
the rate of metabolism is getting regular exercise. Another
thing is eating healthy, fresh foods like vegetables and whole
grains. And the reason that people believe the jalapenos are
good for weight loss is that a compound called dihydrocapsiate
is found in them, and dihydrocapsiate can increase your metabolism.
the increase is very slight. You would have to eat a lot of
jalapenos to really lose weight. But that doesn't mean it's
not worth adding jalapenos and other chili peppers to your diet.
In fact, any little thing you do to help yourself lose weight
is a step in the right direction. Maybe hot peppers will inspire
you to get some regular exercise!