Dr Oz: Can Hot Sauce Help You Lose Weight? Hot Sauce Benefits

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Dr Oz: Hot Sauce, Tabasco & Frank’s

Could hot sauce be the secret to your summer diet? Food journalist Mark Schatzker investigated. Since 2000 Americans’ love for hot sauce has grown 150% which is more than ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, and mayonnaise combined. Beyonce even declared she carries hot sauce in her bag! The first hot sauce company to dominate the market back in the 19th century was Tabasco. Tabasco still leads all other brands and follows a family recipe of chili peppers, vinegar, and salt. It’s biggest competitor is Frank’s, who also uses a similar process of aging cayenne peppers.

Dr Oz: Sriracha & Health Benefits Of Hot Sauce

From Mexico, there’s the up and coming Cholula hot sauce which comes in a variety of flavors. And from Asia, there’s the hip and trendy Huy Fong’s Sriracha sauce which uses jalapeño peppers, garlic powder, and a variety of other ingredients that has it becoming more and more popular since it was first created in 1980.

But could hot sauce actually be good for you? Research shows that the active ingredient in pepper known as capsaicin may have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits. It may also play a role in weight loss.

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