Sometimes you may be in a lot of pain, when consuming spicy foods, hovewer, generaly spicy foods don’t cause any serious long-term effects. Even more so, you will be amazed to discover that there are many health benefits of spicy foods. There are quite a broad research, that suggests of health benefits of spicy foods.
What are the health benefits of spicy foods?
First of all, research shows that hot chili peppers actually protect the stomach lining. There is evidence that hot chilies can reduce cardiovascular disease risk, prevent diabetes and stimulate metabolism.
Spicy foods contain vitamins A and C and strengthen the heart muscle walls, and the heat of the pepper increases blood flow throughout your body. Therefore, consuming spicy foods improves and strengthens cardiovascular system and is known to lower blood pressure. Also, Spicy foods boost production of feel-good hormones, such as serotonin. It is known, that spicy foods may help ease depression and stress.
Many study shows that people consuming spicy foods regularly, have much lower risk of stroke or heart attack. Probably even more surprisingly American Association for cancer Research, believes that, ‘’capsaicin’’ – active component in chili peppers – has the ability to kill some cancer and leukemia cells. Capsaicin is also known for its ability to burn more calories, stimulate metabolism. In simple words, spicy foods will also help you to lose weight. They have also discovered, that one particular spice ‘’turmeric’’ – plant of the ginger family, used in curry powder – may slow growth of tumors and spread of cancer.
In my research I found, that very rarely, if at all, it’s explain in detail, how regularly we should be looking to consume spicy foods to enjoy full or even any health benefits at all.
Not a fan of spicy food? Well guess what I never been one and I am pretty sure I will never be one either. Saying that, I may still have spicy dish once in a while. And maybe more often now than I used to, especially knowing that it may improve my health. So do your best to do as much as you can to enjoy health benefits of spicy foods.