Skip to comments.Cold and Chili Peppers Help Burn Fat
Posted on 10/18/2013 1:56:31 PM PDT by Red Badger
Eating chili peppers can help burn brown fat, research shows.
What do low and chili peppers have in common? They both could help burn fat, a new study shows.
Exposure to cold and consumption of chemicals found in chili peppers both appear to increase the number and activity of so-called brown fat cells, which burn energy, rather than store it as typical "white" fat cells do, said Takeshi Yoneshiro, a researcher at Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan.
The study is the first to show that brown fat activity can be induced in people who appeared to have very few or no brown fat cells, said Dr. Clifford Rosen, a professor of medicine at Tufts University who wasn't involved in the study.
Participants in the study who were exposed to cold also had less "bad" white fat at the end of the experiments, Rosen told LiveScience.
Cold burns fat
Brown fat cells are currently a subject of intense research as a target for anti-obesity drugs, said Dr. Soren Snitker, a medical researcher at the University of Maryland School of Medicine who wasn't involved in the study. (9 Myths That Can Make You Fat)
In the new study, researchers exposed eight people with little or no brown fat cells to moderately low temperatures of 63 degrees Fahrenheit (17 degrees Celsius) for two hours daily, over the course of six weeks. Compared with the control subjects, who went about their normal lives, the cold-exposed people had about 5 percent less body fat at the end of the study, and also burned more energy when exposed to cold, according to the study, which was published in August in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
The researchers also looked at people who ate capsinoids, which are normally found in chili peppers, for six weeks, and found they also burned more energy than the control group when exposed to cold, but didn't lose any more white fat than the control group.
until the gas begins.
This reminded me to get some wood in for my fire tonight.
Here is the question:
Why don't the chickens that I buy have dark-meat legs? The thighs are typically the normal dark but the legs are almost as white as the breasts.
Chickens didn't use to be like this. I'm nervous. Should I be?
Then why so many fat as hades mexercans?
Maybe they’re padding the floors of the chicken cages now and their balancing against each other takes less leg activity? Activity makes meat brown, as opposed to white.
Too much starch in the diets not enough green peppers.......
I suppose that the chickens are raised differently and fed differently as well. The color of the meat indicates that the chicken did not get a lot of exercise walking around........
Mass produced chickens genetically selected to grow as rapidly as possible, so much so that when they are the size to be harvested their legs cannot support the weight of their bodies so they keep sitting down rather than standing.
“Chickens didn’t use to be like this. I’m nervous. Should I be? “
Maybe they are LGBTGXXXetc.
Don’t be intolerant.
Cornish crosses will literally lay down by the feeder and just eat.
because they eat other fattening things... my parents are in their 90s, and they are in good physical shape... they eat hot chili every day... but they also eat small portions during meal times... my dad eats several meals throughout the day, but always small... i love heat in my food... chili, hot mustard, wasabi, sriracha, (however you spell it)... the serrano pepper is my favorite... and i am not fat... :)
My suspicion as well. I guess I need to try some Free Range Chickens and see if that makes a difference.
brown fat? Oprah?
That is what Bamboo Pheasants do ...
Chili peppers also keep your blood flowing optimally, prevent hemorrhaging, strokes, and strengthen your heart.
A health plan that tastes good!
Free range the chickens in your back yard.
Be sure to clip a wing.
Very few fat Mexicans around here.
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