It’s believed that 45 million Americans attempt a diet every year. That’s a good thing as national statistics also state that one in three adult Americans are obese; not just overweight, but obese. Something needs to change – and, clearly, many people want to start their healthier lives by changing up their diets.
Luckily chili peppers go with every diet.
They’re vegan. They’re gluten-free. They’ll make many of those paleo dishes palatable. They’re a whole food. Chili peppers are safe for the ketogenic diet. There’s no stopping you from digging into super hot chili peppers when you’re fasting intermittently. They’re not carrying a lot of calories and they’re low in fat. Chili peppers mix well with the Mediterranean diet.
Basically, if you can find a diet that doesn’t love chili peppers, it’s worth digging deeper before attempting it. (Indeed, before starting any diet, you should discuss your health and concerns with your doctor or dietician; it’s the smart way to be.)
So, you’re allowed chili peppers if you’re on a diet; so what?
Chili peppers aren’t just delicious. They’re not there simply to melt your mouth and make you cry. The capsaicin found in each little chili pepper (the hotter, the better), will jumpstart your metabolism and keep you feeling fuller for longer.
If that wasn’t enough, you’ll get a blast of endorphins with every chili burn which will make you feel good and get you moving when you must.
Essentially, they’re the perfect diet food and they’re exceptionally portable… when tucked inside a bottle of your favorite hot sauce. It may seem like a small thing, but if you’re trying to stick to a diet, it’s helluva useful to keep something flavorful and motivational with you. (On that note, might we also suggest our Pain on Chain chilies? You’ll be blasted with the heat and flavor you can keep on your key ring.)
Don’t start your next diet without chili peppers!
Seriously, there’s no better diet food – and there’s nothing that can add pizzazz to even the most boring of meals like chili peppers and hot sauces.