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Title: The Red-Hot Way to Weight Loss

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All you weight watchers out there, take stock!
Theres a HOT new way to lose weight. And by hot,
we mean hot and spicy. Read red chillies or red
chilli peppers. Whats in a name? Red chillies or
peppers are no new discovery they have been
around in diets as far back as 7500
BCE. Apparently, Christopher Columbus didnt just
get his route to India wrong, and name native
Americans Indians, albeit Red. He misnamed red
chillies as well and called them peppers
because they were hot and spicy like black and
white pepper. In fact, red chillies are fruits of
the genus Capsicum and have no family ties to
pepper. Of weight, fat, and all thats
not-so-nice The WHO estimates that fully one
-third of the worlds population is overweight or
obese. Staggering? Unfortunately, true. So, what
causes obesity? There are many reasons including
genetics, metabolism, environment, behavior, and
culture. But the most common causes are
overeating and a lack of physical activity and
these 2 causes can be overcome with the right
diet and exercise.
Do the math to maintain ideal body weight, you
must balance the number of calories you use with
the number of calories you consume. If you use or
metabolise less, you gain weight if you
metabolise more, you maintain or lose weight. Fat
facts Fat cells in our bodies are of two
kinds White fat cells which store energy in our
bodies and should not be more than 15 to 25 in
men and 15 to 30 in women. This is the
predominant kind of fat in our bodies and needs
to be kept within safe levels. Brown fat cells
serve as the thermogenic machinery to burn stored
fat and generate heat. This is the good,
metabolically active fat. You can generate brown
fat, or convert white to brown fat by being
active, sleeping well and eating right. New
research now shows that overeating not only
increases white fat but makes brown fat
dysfunctional and thus unable to burn calories.
All of this, compounds obesity. Measures to
control weight are aimed at decreasing intake and
increasing the expenditure of calories, along
with elevating diet-induced thermogenesis that
burns fat cells.
Enter the hot new weight buster! The red-hot news
is that the compound capsaicin encourages the
conversion of white fat to the calorie-burning
brown fat. Researchers at the University of
Wyoming have shown that the weight of mice
plateaued, even though they were fed a high-fat
diet, by the introduction of capsaicin in the
food. While the figures of mice are of very
little significance to almost all of us, the
importance of this study is because capsaicin is
the chief ingredient in red chillies it is what
gives them their spice quotient. Studies have
shown that the more pungent or hot chillies
are, the more capsaicin they contain. The obvious
conclusion is that adding red chillies or chilly
powder to our diets, aids successful
weight-control. Research results that have been
published in recent times have underlined that
red chillies and chilly powder favourably affect
respiratory measurements, thermogenesis, energy
expenditure and intake, appetite, and insulin
regulation. Advantage India Ah! The aroma of
tadka and the mouth-watering look of red
chillies in dal or vegetables! Indeed, red
chillies and powder are an intrinsic part of
Indian cooking and kitchens. There are very few
savoury dishes that do not use either whole red
chillies or chilly powder.
Everyone has his/her own tolerance for spicy
foods. We do not recommend stuffing the diet with
red chillies or powder either! You only need to
eat a few chillies or use a little chilly powder
to encourage weight loss. Just include them in
your daily diet. Thiscertainly is a delicious way
to lose weight! What to look for Our grandmothers
had an elaborate mode of operation they picked
ripe and luscious red chillies, dried them, pound
them by hand. Why? In days of old, that was the
way of ensuring that chilly powder was the
purest, hottest, freshest, and the reddest that
you could boast of in your kitchen. Of course, we
are looking for the same things even today. But,
those labour-intensive days are a luxury of the
past no one has the time to pick and choose, nor
the need to pound out that perfection by
hand. Yet, you must be careful when you choose
from the innumerable brands in the market. It is
not just the question of freshness or spice
adulteration is a major hazard. All that is red
is not chilly powder and dangerous chemicals are
added to enhance the appearance of this valuable
product. Be safe. Dont lose health instead of
At Terra Greens Organic, you can be sure of the
best, organic ingredients which bear the NOP and
NPOP stamps of authenticity and purity. With us,
you can boost your health and your metabolism
with the best of spice that chemical-free,
organic, red chilly powder and red chillies can
lend to your cooking. Treat your family right
they depend on you. Turn on the heat!
Thank You...
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