9 condiments that are good for you

Boost your health with a squeeze of this and a dash of that. Eating just one meal that contains capsaicin — the compound that gives hot sauce and chile peppers their heat — not only reduces levels of hunger-causing ghrelin but also raises GLP-1, an appetite-suppressing hormone, says new research in the European Journal of Nutrition. Other scientists found that people who drank capsaicin-spiced tomato juice before each meal over 2 days ingested 16 percent fewer calories than those who drank it plain.

Serving tip: Splash on tacos, brown rice, or low-fat tomato or lentil soup. Hot sauce also pairs well with citrus, adds Meyer. Top half a grapefruit with a few shakes, plus a teaspoon of brown sugar.

Read the full article via nbcnews.com here.

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Spice up your Paleo Diet with these Top 5 recipes

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This chicken is coated in an almond meal (aka almond flour) crust that is both 100% paleo and gluten free. After a bake in the oven it’s dunked in a deliciously sticky sweet and spicy sauce. Sweet & Spicy Paleo Chicken Fingers: recipe here

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Spicy Tex-Mex Grain Free Meatballs: recipe here

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This sausage and shrimp skillet brings back sweet memories of childhood. Spicy sausage: recipe here

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If you are a buffalo wings fan, try this recipe – Cauliflower Buffalo Bites: recipe here

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These Paleo Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos taste just like the real thing! Crunch spicy and all around perfect: recipe here

Click here for more Paleo Recipes.

Men Who Like Spicy Food Have Higher Testosterone Levels

If you want to figure out how “alpha” your man is, try taking him out for something spicy. According to a new French study, men who prefer hotter foods tend to have higher testosterone levels than man who prefer mild foods.

The research, recently published in the journal Physiology & Behavior, polled 114 men aged 18 to 44 on their spice preferences. The men were also served a dish of mashed potatoes, and allowed to put as much hot sauce or salt as they liked on it.

The University of Grenoble researchers found that men with higher testosterone levels (as tested by their saliva) both indicated a greater preference for hot sauce, and used more of it to season the potato. The amount of salt used, however, had no relation to testosterone levels.

A man’s preference for capsaicin, the compound in chili peppers that makes them spicy, has been previously linked to dominance behaviors, aggression and risk-taking, the researchers note. Click here to continue reading via Huffington Post.

Top 5 Summer Spicy Dips

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Jalapeno Popper Dip! Creamy cheesy and delicious! recipe here

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Chicken Jalapeno Dip.Spice, goo and meat in a dish! recipe here

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Buffalo Chicken Dip. Easy and delicious!  recipe here

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Chicken Fajita Queso Dip.No wimpy bites here! recipe here

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Nibble on this Slow Cooker Spicy Bacon Corn Dip all summer long! recipe here

Want more? Check out more dips here.

What is your favorite summer dip? Share in the comments below.

Healthy. Spicy. Turkey – Bacon – Egg breakfast on the go.

Easy delicious appetizer ideas for your Memorial BBQ bash.

Spicy zucchini fries in 3 easy steps.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut your zucchini into a french fry shape.

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2. Mix in your favorite seasonings.

Suggestion: Spices: salt, pepper, lemon/ garlic powder. Top off with olive oil, hot sauce and cheese.

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3. Place in the oven for 18 – 25 minutes – if you prefer them crispier, keep them in longer.

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Dip them in spicy ranch and voila!

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Cook Mothers Day breakfast like a boss with these delicious ideas. Thanks mom, you rock!

Cheesy-Baked-Egg-ToastCheesy baked egg toast. RECIPE

Biscuits-and-Gravy-Casserole-0350Biscuits and gravy. RECIPE

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Sunrise baked potatoes, eggs and bacon. RECIPE

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Churro french toast. RECIPE

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Bell pepper eggs in a hole. RECIPE

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Maple bacon pancake bites. RECIPE

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Stuffed french toast. RECIPE

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Bacon, spaghetti squash and parmesan fritters. RECIPE

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Epic breakfast cupcakes. RECIPE

Click here for more breakfast ideas. Happy eating. 

Will sing for food – literally. Where to get free stuff on Tax Day 2015

In order to ease the blow of Tax Day, a slew of restaurant chains and retailers are serving up free, discounted foods and coupons on Wednesday April 15. But read carefully: There are some silly stipulations that you might have to follow in order to grab your free stuff. Enjoy!

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HARD ROCK CAFE: Calling all karaoke enthusiasts. Sing for your supper and get a FREE Local Legendary Burger, specifically, an entire rock song (lyrics will be provided) onstage.

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BOSTON MARKET: 2 for the price of 1 meals. On any items including a whole sandwich, salad bowl or other entree option.

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ARBYS: FREE Jalpaeno hushpuppies (this is right up our alley).

PIZZA HUT: Pizza Hut has a gimmick where customers file a “P-2″ form and customers get a gift card in the amount of your “net pizza return.”

TAX DAY CHEAPIES 2015

Via about.com

These aren’t tax day freebies but they’re some great deals that are being offered on tax day, April 15.

  • Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt – Fill your cup full of frozen yogurt for $4.15.
  • Boston Market – Buy one individual meal and get one for free on April 15 at Boston Market.
  • Sonic Drive-In – Every cheeseburger you buy on April 15 is half off.
  • Schlotzsky’s – Get a free The Original small sandwich with the purchase of chips and a 32 oz. fountain drink. No coupon required.
  • California Tortilla – Whisper the secret password “Taxes Shmaxes” at California Tortilla on Tax Day and you’ll get free chips and queso with any entree purchase.
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Get 15% off your entire meal through April 29 when you show this coupon.
  • Sonny’s BBQ – Get half off a rib dinner on Tax Day.
  • Beef O’ Brady’s – Visit a Beef O’ Brady’s on April 15th to get 15% off your entire bill.
  • Bonefish Grill – Show this coupon to get $10 off your bill. It’s valid through April 20th.
  • McDonalds – Buy one Big Mac or Quarter Pounder with Cheese on April 15th and get another for just one penny. This is valid at participating McDonalds locations only.
  • IHOP – Get a short stack of pancakes on April 15th at participating IHOP locations for just $1.
  • Bruegger’s Bagels – Big Bagel Bundle (baker’s dozen of bagels and two tubs of cream cheese) for only $10.40 with this coupon. Valid April 11 – 15.
  • ESquared Hospitality – Get half off all alcoholic beverages at participating ESquared Hospitality locations on Wednesday, April 15th.
  • Burger King – Use this coupon at participating locations to get one free Whopper when you buy one. It’s valid through April 19.
  • Outback Steakhouse – Get 15% off your dinner check through May 3 with this coupon.
  • Babies R Us – Save $8 on all Huggies and Pampers value boxes of diapers through April 30 by using this coupon.
  • Cabela’s – Save up to 60% on online purchases at the Cabela’s Cyberwalk Sale through April 15.
  • Justice – Use this coupon to save 40% on your entire purchase. It’s valid through April 16.
  • Roybal Caribbean International – Valid through April 15, Royal Caribbean will pay for your fees, taxes, and port expenses when you book a cruise.

RETAILER TAX DAY DEALS 

Via huffingtonpost.com

In addition to Tax Day food freebies and deals, GOBankingRates also found a number of offers from retailers. We found the most offers on apparel, as well as sports and outdoor gear, books, and office suppliers.

  • Alloy: A RetailMeNot-exclusive code, AVDRMN, gets shoppers 15 percent to 30 percent off purchases, with shoppers saving more as they spend more. Offer valid through April 30.
  • Ann Taylor: Get 25 percent off full-price items with the coupon code ANNT3BE, good through April 30.
  • Babies”R”Us: Shoppers can use this coupon to get $8 off Pampers or Huggies value boxes of diapers, valid through April 30.
  • Barnes & Noble: With taxes out of the way you might have time to catch up on your reading. If so, use coupon code X8W8L3A when shopping online to get 20 percent off a single item through May 1; exclusions apply.
  • Bon-Ton: Use this coupon to get $25 off when spending $75 or more through April 30.
  • Cabela’s: Shoppers can save online only during the Cyberwalk Sale, which has sporting gear and outdoor equipment marked down up to 60 percent through April 15.
  • Carter’s: Get 25 percent off purchases of $40 and up with code OKSP1514.
  • Dress Barn: Get 20 percent off a purchase by using promo code MMAR20 through April 21.
  • Express: Use coupon code 9068 online or this coupon in store to get 15 percent off through April 30. Some exclusions apply.
  • Finish Line: Through April 30, get $10 off purchases of $100 or more with coupon code APRIL10.
  • Foot Locker: Get 10 percent off when spending $50 or more online when you use code LKS10AFD through April 30.
  • Gap: Shoppers will get $25 of GapCash for every $50 spent through April 26 that can be redeemed May 13 through May 17.
  • HydroMassage: You can get a free HydroMassage experience with this coupon, valid April 13 through April 17.
  • Justice: Get 40 percent off an entire purchase through April 16 by presenting this coupon at checkout.
  • L.L.Bean: Get a $10 gift card for every $50 spent through April 19.
  • Lane Bryant: Save up to $75 with code APRILGCLB through April 22. Savings are tiered by purchase minimums; spending $75 yields a $25 discount, $150 gets you $50 off or $75 off $225.