Capsaicin for Weight Loss

Capsaicin for Weight Loss

Capsaicin for weight loss help can be added to your diet before and after surgery. Capsaicin can be a helpful addition to diet and exercise for long term weight loss success. Capsaicin is a nutrient found in vegetables that has been proven to help you with your long term goals by raising your metabolism and helping you feel full faster. We want you to enjoy weight loss success through healthy eating, healthy snacking, and exercise for many years to come.

Capsaicin (Kap’sei’-sin) is an impressive naturally occurring compound that raises your metabolism among many other benefits. This can be a great bonus before and after weight loss surgery. Capsaicin is found in Chili Peppers and is one of a variety of compounds called capsaicinoids. These compounds and capsaicin in particular are considered metabolites. They have been proven to raise your metabolism. Almost more importantly they have been proven to boost satiety and keep weight off after it is lost.

What other foods are Good sources of Capsaicin?

Besides Chili Peppers, metabolites are cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, and some hot sauces also contain them. No one has yet determined how long your metabolism stays elevated, but it does increase every time after eating foods with capsaicin. So if capsaicin compounds are added to your diet multiple times per day, the potential for weight loss and keeping the weight off after surgery only improve. If you are eating a healthy diet and exercising after weight loss surgery capsaicin, in the form of food is just one more weight to maintain your weight loss. Capsaicin is naturally occurring in the chili pepper without any alteration to the vegetable. You do not have to extract the compound, you just have to eat the pepper.

How much capsaicin should I have 

One tablespoon is the recommended amount of chopped red or green chili peppers you can add per servings to any suitable dish.  Some great options to add the chili peppers to include:

  • Frattatas
  • Salsas
  • Omelets
  • Soups ( add to each individual serving)
  • Entrees 
  • Pasta Salads  

If controlling your appetite before weight loss surgery is a challenge, adding a little chili pepper may really help you feel more satisfied. You can also try adding it to healthy snacks before and after your weight loss surgery. This might be a good tool to increase the variety of foods you eat and improve your nutrient intake after surgery. Other foods that contain capsaicinoids are cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes. These can both be added to dishes, sauces, appetizers and snacks to encourage smaller portions by feeling full and raising your metabolism.

Other Benefits of Capsaicin

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics notes that capsaicin may also aid in digestion and is a notable source of vitamin A and Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant which is important to eat when exercising and of course vitamin A is important for night vision and many bodily activities.

How it decreases the chances of you regaining the weight? 

A decrease in regaining weight. The International Journal of Obesity (IJO) found a positive correlation between taking capsaicin and not regaining weight. This is incredible for people who struggle to keep weight off. Once the weight is off, this may be a positive way to help you maintain your success.

Capsaicin for weight loss helps lower hunger levels. The British Journal of Nutrition (BJN) noted that after taking capsaicin for at least 3 months, there was a significantly lower level of hunger hormone (Leptin). This is also really great news in the potential for long term weight loss success. We already know that improving your sleep habits lowers leptin. Now we know there’s a natural food source that can as too!