Eat Red Peppers #2!

Star Nutrients in Red Peppers

Get ready for a long list of nutrients when assessing the red pepper. This powerful vegetable contains vitamin C – and lots of it at over 156% of your total daily requirements.

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In addition to that, it’s also a great source of vitamin A, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin E, fiber, vitamin B2, pantothenic acid, vitamin B3, potassium, vitamin K, manganese, as well as vitamin B1. You’ll also get a small amount of phosphorus as well as magnesium when serving up this pepper as well.

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How Red Pepper Helps You Lose Weight

One of the most remarkable and notable benefits of red peppers in terms of fat loss is their capsaicin content, which is a compound that will increase your metabolic rate after consumption. While this vegetable doesn’t contain as much of this as a chili pepper does, it still does contain lower amounts and could spark an increase to your daily calorie burn.

Furthermore, as this vegetable does contain some fiber as well, it’ll help to manage your blood sugar levels, keeping your hunger down and making it easier to stick to your fat loss diet plan.

It also provides very strong anti-cancer benefits, so if you have a family history of this fatal disease, you’ll definitely want to make sure that you are taking in this vegetable regularly.

Combine this with the antioxidant benefits that also fend off heart disease and stroke and you have yourself a very powerful, health boosting vegetable.

So there you have the key facts to know about red peppers. Try serving them up stuffed with some ground turkey and diced vegetables, added to stir-fries, or simply grilled or tossed with a salad. There are so many delicious ways to prepare this vegetable that it’s unlikely you’ll become bored.

Eat Red Bell Peppers!

HEALTH BENEFITS OF RED PEPPER
Red pepper is easily what many people consider to be one of the tastiest vegetables and is definitely one that you should be including in your diet on a regular basis.

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Red peppers are the sweetest of the bell pepper family and offer plenty of potential in terms of how you can go about adding them to your meal plan.

Let’s go over all the key facts about red peppers and how they will help you move ahead with your diet protocol.

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Did You Know?

Bell peppers, red included, contain over 30 different types of carotenoids, so will offer a very high level of antioxidant support. In addition to that, only one other vegetable contains the level of carotenoids of this vegetable, illustrating just how powerful it is – the other vegetable being the tomato.

Bell peppers will give off the strongest nutritional benefits as they ripen, so for best nutritional support, try and eat this vegetable in its most ripe state whenever possible.

Also take note that cooking them with very high heat can reduce their nutritional potential, so you should also try serving them up raw or by using lower heat cooking techniques whenever possible.

More to follow including why red peppers are so good!

Jax

Day 12 New Year New You : Spice Things Up To Boost Metabolism!

So what’s the “hottest” new metabolism boosting magic potion?

Capsaicin. It’s the stuff in hot peppers that makes fire in your mouth.

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And according to a new study from The Netherlands, it will keep your fat-burning metabolism at the “normal” level when you’re eating a lower calorie diet.

You see, usually when you cut calories, your body gets wise to what you’re up to and it actually cuts back on the calories it burns throughout the day. For some reason, it would rather stay fat… 🙂

But subjects in the study who took 2.56mg of capsaicin with each meal had no decrease in fat burning.

Interesting? As some of you know I’m a chilli wimp- so I’ll be trying the supplement to see what happens…

Happy Holidays

Jax

To get that much, it’s the equivalent of about 1.03 grams of red chilli pepper. But if you’re not into spicy food, you can get yourself a red pepper or cayenne pepper supplement in capsule form.

Top 3 Foods to Fight Colds AND Burn Fat

The Top Three Foods to Fight Colds AND Burn Fat

1. Garlic

Once used to ward off vampires, garlic has a long history of fighting off infections and boosting weight loss.

In fact, garlic was used to fight off dangerous infections – like the plague – before the invention of modern medicine.

Besides the fact that garlic is full of vitamin C, it also contains Allicin, which is considered by some to be nature’s antibiotic.

Not only can it fight infections, but it may also reduce inflammation, which could make it easier for your fat cells to release its stored fats.

And this could stimulate greater weight loss!

2. Hot Peppers

The pungent component of hot peppers – capsaicin – has been shown to, not only help with congestion, but may also stimulate greater weight loss.

Capsaicin has been used for a number of years in cooking to spice up foods.

Now, it has also been shown to boost thermogenesis, which may help you burn extra fat!

3. Onions

Very similar to garlic, onions are packed full of vitamin C and other compounds that may prevent harmful bacteria and toxins from invading your body.

Plus, onions are low calorie and a great addition to soups, stews, and salads as a way to boost your immune system and as a low-calorie option for fighting fat gain.

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