SOME LIKE IT HOT: 5 facts you didn’t know about chilli peppers
You either love or hate the heat - there's nothing in between. But did you know that hot peppers have scientifically-proven effects on weight loss? Read on to find out more!
1. Chilli peppers are hot because of ‘capsaicin’.
It’s the thing that makes your eyes water while you gasp for air. If you overdo it, that is.
2. Capsaicin is a thermogenic substance.
Thermogenic literally means heat-producing. Most of the calories that we burn, we burn in order to keep our bodies warm. A slight increase in body temperature means hundreds of extra calories burned in the long run!
3. Capsaicin has metabolism-boosting powers.
Capsaicin doesn’t just make your mouth burn, it also makes calories and fat burn!
4. Capsaicin also has the amazing power of stimulating brown fat tissue.
Brown fat is the good type of fat, the one that increases the number of calories you burn even whilst doing nothing. We lose a lot of brown fat as we age, and it is replaced by white fat (you guessed it, the bad kind).
5. There is a way to harness capsaicin’s power without having to suffer teary eyes and burning mouth.
You can take Booty Tone capsules! They contain all the capsaicin you could ask for - more than you would get in one average spicy meal!
In addition, Booty Tone also contains red orange extract that has been proven to prevent fat accumulation and is known for specifically targeting stomach fat.
It's enriched with a green tea extract for an even bigger metabolism boost, and vitamin B6 – crucial for fat metabolism!