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    2nd November 2017

    capsicum by innermost

    2nd November 2017

    By Shivraj Bassi

    Found in The Lean Protein (as well as red chillies), capsicum can help boost your metabolism and burn fat giving your health and weight loss goals a fiery kick. Read on to find out more.


    Capsicum has been used as a medicine and seasoning for over 9,000 years and today are a kitchen staple used for curries and sauces. Besides firing up our palates, research suggests that capsicum can also suppress appetite and speed up metabolism so is great for aiding fat loss.

    What is capsicum?

    Capsicum is the generic name for chilli peppers. The heat you feel when you eat a chilli pepper occurs as a result of a chemical interaction with sensory neurones, which is also a reason for capsicum's health-promoting bioactive properties. Capsicum can boost metabolism by making the body produce extra heat - a calorie burning furnace to fuel the body.

    The health benefits of capsicum

    Research has shown that eating capsicum can increase metabolism by up to 20% for 2 hours. It can also increase fat oxidation, and reduce appetite so that the body is more efficient at using fat for fuel and you’ll crave less food to feel full. Research has shown that capsicum may have even more beneficial effects including fighting inflammation, stimulating muscle protein synthesis and aiding muscular growth and repair.

    Innermost Thoughts

    Capsicum is responsible for spicing up all sorts of food and drink, so consider adding this hot tamale to your diet for its powerful kick and potent metabolic punch. Capsicum can be found in The Tone Capsules, one of our dietary booster capsules.


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    - Arnold WP, van de Kerkhof PC. (September 1993). "Topical capsaicin in pruritic psoriasis.". Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (J Am Acad Dermatol.) 29(3): 438–42