The spice is right

Fire up your me­tab­o­lism to torch fat

Men's Fitness - - Fuel | Healthy Meals -

Adding some heat to your main meals with chilli pep­pers and other spicy in­gre­di­ents can help you shift your spare tyre thanks to the fat-burn­ing prop­er­ties of cap­saicin, the com­pound re­spon­si­ble for giv­ing these foods their fiery kick. Re­search pub­lished in the Amer­i­can Chem­i­cal So­ci­ety jour­nal found that cap­saicin helps fight ris­ing body-fat lev­els by de­creas­ing total calo­rie in­take, shrink­ing fat tis­sue, and low­er­ing fat lev­els in the blood. Try in­creas­ing your in­take of cap­saicin-rich food by adding chillis to scram­bled eggs for break­fast and to sal­ads at lunchtime – and try these Mex­i­can-inspired fa­ji­tas for din­ner, which also con­tain chicken, av­o­cado and veg to give you the high-qual­ity pro­tein and fats needed to build mus­cle and strip away your belly.

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