CHILLI: WEIGHT-LOSS WEAPON
Studies have shown that chillies aid weight loss. They do this in two ways: first, by increasing the body’s metabolic rate, which governs how quickly we burn calories, and second, through a satiating effect – we feel fuller more quickly when eating food containing chillies.
These fiery foods are also good for clearing congestion. Capsaicin is the main chemical that makes chillies hot. When nerves in the stomach sense the presence of capsaicin, they communicate this information to the respiratory system via the brain, culminating in a hot flash that instantly clears stuffed sinuses and congested lungs.