Learn how to shed pounds with this condiment.
Hot sauce sales are growing by the minute and it seems like the spicy condiment trend is here to stay. Along with adding a lot of flavor and heat to any meal, it turns out that hot sauce may also help you lose weight. Want to add this ingredient to your diet? Find out how with the help of food journalist Mark Schatzker.
Eat Capsaicin to Boost Metabolism
One of the main chemicals in a chili pepper (the main ingredient in hot sauce) is capsaicin. This ingredient is what causes your body’s temperature to rise, which is why researchers think it may boost calorie burn. Your body has to spend the energy to regulate temperature change which is what may cause the metabolism boost.