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Can Spices Help Suppress Appetite?

May 6, 2016

Do you love the burn of spicy food—or prefer to take it mild? The heat of peppers, hot sauces and many other pepper-based spicy foods comes from a chemical called capsaicin. Research suggests that in addition to delivering gastronomical pleasures, consumption of capsaicin can promote weight loss, but the mechanism through which this occurs is still not conclusively known.

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