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Eat This, and You’ll Burn Over 100 Extra Calories a Day

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Looking for some wacky ways to burn extra calories—no gym time required? Look no further than your own dinner plate.

Thanks to a new study published in the journal Obesity Open Access, spicy foods might soon replace your daily run. Forty men and women took one two-milligram capsule of capsaicinoids—the spice found in chili peppers—or a placebo each day. Once participants popped the pill, the research team measured their metabolic rate every hour for three hours. The data showed that those who took the capsaicinoids capsule burned 116 calories more per day than the people who just swallowed...

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