Spicy Food- It’s Benefits.

We all ate spicy food all over the world. Not a single day without a spicy food.  Spicy food doesn’t just improve the flavor it might also have health benefits. Research has found many benefits of eating spicy food. It has found that spices gave us much more benefits to our health and cured of the serious disease. Adding some spices to our meal can improve more health benefits than previously thought. The addition of fresh chilies to our meals can help us reach our daily recommended intake of vitamins and minerals.


Spicy food ingredients, such as hot peppers and horseradish, may help treat symptoms of the common cold. The compound that contains the hot chilies is capsaicin which can speed up the metabolism and help down to burn the calories much faster than sweating up for losing weight. This is because capsaicin increases our body temperature and contributes to an increase in your heart rate. Capsaicin promotes sweating and eases the discomfort of cold and flu symptoms. It also helps to open up the nasal passages. It may also reduce sinusitis and other flu symptoms. According to “The New York Times”, eating a spicy dish can temporarily boost your metabolism by up to 8 percent. A Canadian study also found that a group of men that had an appetizer with hot sauce consumed 200 fewer calories than peers who didn’t have hot sauce.

Pungent food is good for the heart: Hot peppers help to improve heart health by improving the body’s ability to dissolve blood clots. Research has shown that low-density cholesterol (LDL or bad cholesterol, which can clog our arteries) resisted oxidation for a longer period of time when chilies were added to the diet, thus reducing the heart stroke risk. The capsaicin in peppers also fights inflammation, which has been identified as a risk factor for heart disease. According to a study presented in the American Chemical Society, capsaicin helps reduce the accumulation of cholesterol in the body by increasing its breakdown rate. The medical team also found that capsaicin blocks a gene that narrows the arteries, thus increasing blood flow in the vessels. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, green and red peppers have a variety of essential minerals and high levels of vitamin C. Vitamin C can reduce the duration of the common cold and may help prevent cancer and heart disease.

More Benefits of spicy food. This link is for the youtube from Scishow, I added some of the points from this like. If you like you can watch it.
Some spicy foods have anti-cancer potential. Turmeric, a peppery-flavored spice contains the active antioxidant curcumin, which has shown some anti-cancer effects in lab studies. The American Cancer Society suggests that capsaicin may help slow the growth of prostate cancer cells. In countries where diets are traditionally high in capsaicin-like India and Mexico, people tend to have lower rates of some cancers.
Spices also improve your digestion because they increase the hydrochloric secretion in your stomach. This, in turn, will increase blood flow to the stomach and even increase the mucous lining. Capsaicin also helps to kill bacteria like H. pylori and helps to prevent or cure stomach ulcers.
It has also found that eating spicy food six or seven days a week — even just once a day — lowered mortality rates by 14 percent, according to a large 2015 study by Harvard and China National Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
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