How many of you love your hot peppers? While hot cayenne peppers set your mouth on fire and make you sweat, red peppers also help you lose weight. Here’s how they burn fat.Ever heard of cortisol? This is known as a stress hormone. When you’re feeling on edge, your cortisol level shoots up. This leads to belly fat storage. When you bite into a red pepper, the Vitamin C attacks your cortisol and begins to reduce it. As a result, your belly fat will burn away slowly.Red peppers also contain something called capsaicin. This increases the rate at which you burn your fat. The great thing about red pepper is that they fit with an assortment of delicious meals.I personally enjoy them mixed in with my stir fry, which can be made with other easy ingredients right on your home stove.
A study from 2009 showed that nuts in general will lower the risk of weight gain and obesity in adults.You’ve probably heard more about peanut butter’s protein content then its ability to burn fat. Well actually, it’s with the help of protein that our bellies burn the fat. This protein also helps you recover from a workout.The only problem is finding the right brand of peanut butter. The normal type of peanut butter is loaded with sugar, salt and preservatives. What you want is an organic brand. Two tablespoons of organic peanut butter holds only 2% of your daily recommended carbs and sodium. It also carries 7% of your daily dietary fiber.So if you’re craving a midnight snack, and you don’t want to gain as much weight, slather a bit of organic peanut butter over some whole wheat bread.
Caffeine boosts your metabolism. Now I know it’s not for everyone, but all you coffee drinkers should listen up.A hot cup in the morning is exactly what your system needs to start burning fat. But you’re going to have to make some sacrifices. That medium coffee with double cream and sugar, drop it. In order to burn fat, you’ll need to drink it black.A study from all the way back in 2006 showed that people who drink black coffee have a metabolism 16% higher than those who don’t drink it. The higher your metabolism, the quicker you will lose weight. Not only that, but you can also enjoy more food since your body breaks it down quicker.Another piece of research showed that lean people who drank caffeine saw their fat burn 29% faster, whereas obese people burn fat only 10% faster.