Health benefits of spicy food

Health benefits of spicy food

Health benefits of spicy food

Most people avoiding eating spicy food because they claim it embarrasses them with a running nose and a sweaty forehead. But what you do not know that spicy food is just as beneficial to your health as it is tasty. Here are a few benefits of spicy food.

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  1. It helps you burn calories.

Turns out that all of that sweating you do while eating spicy foods serves a real purpose.  Consuming a spicy plate of food increases the rate by which your body burns calories by up to 8%. Or in other words, dealing with all of that heat makes your metabolism work faster.

  1. It will keep you alive longer.

A study in China, found that those who eat spicy foods nearly every day may lower their likelihood of death by 14%.

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  1. It is chock full of nutrients.

Consuming chilies on a daily basis will make it far easier for you to meet your daily recommended intake of a number of nutrients. These include several vitamins, like A and C, as well as a handful of vital minerals.

  1. It can make you happier.

Eating spicy foods causes your brain to produce ‘happy’ hormones, like serotonin, which makes you better equipped to deal with depression, anxiety, anger, and stress. This might explain why folks eating super spicy foods always look so happy, even when they’re sweating buckets and crying from the pain!

  1. It might make your stomachache feel better.

New research suggests that consuming spicy foods can lower the amount of gastric acid you produce, reduce any stomach bleeding you might have, and cut your risk of acquiring a peptic ulcer by 53%.

 

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