For a month and a half, pepper was eaten under the supervision of researchers by two groups of overweight people – those who love spicy food and not. Fans of spicy food consumed spicy red pepper six times more than those who were indifferent to the spicy taste of food.
As a result, it was found that calorie consumption increased in both groups against the background of consumed pepper.
“Even those participants who initially disliked pepper and added it to food very little, showed a decrease in hunger. Their appetite for fatty, sweet and salty foods has decreased markedly, ”the authors of the project stated.
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They also added that pepper is most effective as a means to reduce appetite and calorie intake helps those who do not usually eat spicy food.
Recall that in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract spicy food is contraindicated.