Regular consumption of large amounts of spicy food can provide many health benefits.
Even if you don’t like spicy food, you might change your mind when you read that all the beneficial properties these foods have.
Because of its taste and therapeutic properties, spices are used in Eastern cultures for many years. Spicy food provides many advantages that modern medicines provide, but without the side effects and suspicious components.
These are the benefits of spiced foods.
- Reduces Weight
People who consume meals with spicy additions reduce the need for salt, sweet and fatty foods. This is particularly evident in people who do not eat spicy foods often because spicy food helps accelerate digestion.
- Extends Your Life
Recent studies from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences have shown that people who consume spicy foods daily have a 14% lower risk of death due to some diseases than those who consume spicy foods once a week.
- Prevents Overeating
Spicy food makes you feel full and therefore you will not overeat. Study found that those who eat spicy appetizer don’t eat a lot of lunch or dinner. Spicy food helps to reduce food intake.
- Regulates hunger hormone
A hormone that is responsible for feelings of hunger is the only culprit why you eat more and more. Spicy food will reduce the impact of this hormone. Together with the consumption of spicy foods, delicious dinner will help you to feel full and satisfied.
- Strengthens Immune System
The anticancer properties of phenol (which is present in many spices), together with antibacterial spicy food provide good defense against infections and defend the body against foreign enemies. Moreover, traditional medicine is well aware of capsaicin, which is located in spicy food and that is beneficial to the kidneys, lungs and heart.
- Relieves Inflammation
Spicy foods can reduce inflammation in the body, as a result of the high phenolic substances contained. This substance reduces the risk of swelling, physical pain and illness.
- Protects against foodborne diseases
Spicy food has its antimicrobial properties. Studies have shown that eating spicy foods eliminates harmful parasites and microscopic organisms that are present in food. Cultures in which spicy food is regularly consumed have developed faster to fight against diseases and have a longer lifespan.
- Boosts Metabolism
Capsaicin stimulates metabolism through a heating process, which is known as thermogenesis. Thermogenesis can accelerate digestion and burn an additional 50 calories after eating spicy dinner.
- Prevents Cancer
Although anti-cancer properties from spicy foods are not fully proven, it is known that these foods contain flavonoids and carotenoids that attack cancer cells and free radicals in the body. Consuming large amounts of hot peppers is associated with a lower risk of getting prostate cancer.
- Improves Function of Blood Vessels
Capsaicin helps in lowering cholesterol levels. It has been shown that capsaicin reduces high blood pressure and saves the capacity of the blood vessels.
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