The Surprising Ingredient You Should ALWAYS Add To Your Breakfast For Weight Loss Over 40

January 14, 2020 by Hannah Kerns
shefinds | Food

Starting your morning with a healthy breakfast is a key part of achieving sustainable weight loss. Specifically, incorporating certain ingredients into your breakfast routine could make a huge difference in how quickly you see results.

Adding some spice to your favorite breakfast recipe could help you burn more calories and lose more weight overall.

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Cayenne Pepper

Specifically, cayenne pepper can be a great addition to your regular diet, helping to speed up weight loss.


According to Eat This, Not That!, "Not only is cayenne calorie free, but according to a study published in Physiology & Behavior, consuming cayenne pepper—especially if you haven't been doing so regularly—can help curb appetite and encourage your body to burn more calories overall."

chili peppers

Adding pepper to your diet can help raise your metabolic rate as well. According to Healthline, "...[W]omen who ate fresh chili pepper raised their metabolic rate for up to 30 minutes after consuming it."


This effect on your metabolism can help boost your weight loss. "Your metabolic rate affects the speed at which your body converts food and beverages into energy. When your metabolism is faster, your body is more likely to convert nutrients into energy instead of stored fat,"  Healthline continues.

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This increase in your metabolism could be because cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, a compound that can help reduce appetite and boost your metabolism.


"In studies where participants had a mean body mass index (BMI) falling within the overweight or obese range, ingestion of capsaicin or capsinoids increased energy expenditure and fat oxidation," according to Very Well Fit.

egg dish

When adding cayenne pepper to any breakfast recipe can help spice it up, but it is especially delicious when added to eggs or oatmeal.


With that in mind, if you don't mind some spice, try adding cayenne pepper to your morning routine.


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