As the fight against obesity rages on, American’s waistlines continue to burst at the seams. The media is filled with all sorts of misleading and confusing information, often causing people to give up on losing weight when they feel like they don’t know what to believe. Add to that the availability of junk food, monstrous portion sizes and rampant stress, and it’s no wonder that America is among the fattest countries in the world. Fortunately, there is still some honest information out there, and there are plenty of ways that you can still eat tasty food without getting fat. Take a look at these nutrition tips and see for yourself. You might be surprised!
Cayenne pepper is a main component in almost anything deliciously spicy. It is also deceptively healthy. Cayenne pepper speeds up metabolism via something called thermogenesis, which means that it increases your core body temperature. The thermogenic effects last for hours after consumption, and the metabolic increase can be as much as eight percent. For added benefit, try eating cayenne right before you work out. If you don’t like spicy food, cayenne can be found in capsules in any of the numerous health food stored in the Columbus area.
Water isn’t too tasty on its own, but there are things you can do about that. Try adding some lemon or lime juice (which have weight loss benefits of their own), herbal infusions, or fruit drink powders with no sugar. Water speeds your metabolism by first relieving chronic dehydration. It reduces the strain on your kidneys, which in turn reduces the strain on your liver, which compensates for your overworked kidneys. This way, your liver is free to do one of its most important jobs—metabolizing calories into energy.