Why You Need To Start Eating Spicy Foods!


When you eat spicy food, you might feel like your mouth is about to explode.

But eating spicy food doesn't generally cause any serious long-term effects.

One compound in peppers, capsaicin, might actually have health benefits rather than adverse effects.

* A longevity boost: 

People who consumed spicy foods six times a week reduced their risk of death by 14 percent. Also, consuming these type of foods just two days a week lowered the risk by 10 percent, compared to people who ate milder fare.

* Weight loss: 

Studies have shown that hot peppers can help curb appetite and speed metabolism. The reason why people consumed less fat after eating high amounts of hot peppers was because of capsaicin, the ingredient that produces the scorched feeling in your mouth which can increase the ability to burn calories.

* Pain relief: 

Capsaicin has been shown to spark the release of the body’s endorphins, the chemicals that interact with the receptors in your brain which reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine.

* Anti-inflammatory effects: 

There is data to suggest that capsaicin might help with autoimmune conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis. An expert even confirmed that arthritis are less common in countries where a lot of spicy food is consumed.

* Antimicrobial effects: 

Studies have shown that capsaicin has antibacterial effects, and possibly also to a lesser degree, antifungal effects. This is why hot peppers have been used as a food preservative.
Source: Today
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