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Adding This To Your Meals Could Help You Lose Weight

You may have heard that capsaicin (the stuff that makes chili peppers spicy) has the power to boost your metabolism. But did you know that for runners its effect may be enhanced?

According to a study from scientists in South Korea, runners who ate a red pepper–laced breakfast experienced a higher level of carbohydrate oxidation during exercise—aka they burned more calories while working out.

If weight loss is your goal, adding some fire to your meals might be worth a try—just make sure that you leave plenty of time to digest pre-run!

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