Fact or Fiction: The Fiery Health Benefits of Capsicum

3. Capsicum and Weight Loss

You might have heard media reports that capsicum can help you lose weight.  Indeed celebrities such as singer, Beyoncé, and supermodel, Gisele Bundchen, claim they use capsicum, or cayenne pepper, to slim down quick. But are these claims legit?

Studies by the journals PLos One and Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry link this spicy pepper to increased body thermogenesis (or heat production) as well as higher rates of lipid oxidation (increased metabolism).

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