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How Hot Are You? Heat Up and Slim Down With These Hot Peppers

How hot are you? If you just ate a pepper that ranks 1,000,000 on the Scoville Scale, you’re probably simultaneously passing out and guzzling a gallon of water. The Scoville scale measures how hot a pepper is based on how many times it’s extract has to be diluted before it can no longer be tasted. The hottest pepper—the Naga Jolokia—has to be diluted 1,000,000 times!



Condiments That Cure

Some dieters are terrified of anything that goes on TOP of your food. To them, it’s all just extra calories. But some of those calories are actually loaded with benefits. Spices, herbs and spreads can curb your appetite, ease digestion, promote brain function, AND fight heart disease and cancer. So go ahead—spread, sprinkle or dash on some of these condiments that cure.