A team of researchers from South Korea said that they've found a compound in black pepper that could potentially block the formation of new fat cells!
We're going to start putting pepper on everything.
It was discovered that the compound actually disrupted the activity of genes that control the formation of new fat cells.
It's not only black pepper but red hot chili peppers (the food, not the band) that also can help to curb appetites, especially for people who aren't normally chowing down on jalapeños or other spicy foods.
It can even lower cholesterol and ease sinus problems.
Seems like spice may be the trick to counteracting the negative effects of fatty meals; even turmeric, cinnamon and paprika have been shown to be almost as good as black pepper.
So c'mon people, spice up your meals!