Eating spicy food or adding spices such as hot peppers to your meal has its own health benefits.
Here we have listed down ten of them:
1 - Aid Weight Loss - Spicy food helps to increase metabolic rate, therefore it aids to increase weight loss.
2 - Lower "Bad" Cholesterol - Research has shown that by adding chili to the diet, the LDL, or bad cholesterol, actually resisted oxidation for a longer period of time, thus delaying the development of a major risk for cardiovascular disease.
3 - Improve Digestion - Study has shown that the spiciness stimulates stomach secretions. This will increase blood flow to the stomach.
4 - Improve Circulation - When you eat spicy food, your body's temperature is raised, therefore, it increases your blood flow and gets your heart pumping. As a result, you sweat which makes in return, cool down your body.
5 - Prevent Cancer - Capsaicin, a chemical found in chili peppers, was shown in laboratory settings that it kills cancer cell in rats.
6 - Improve Heart Health - Hot peppers may help to improve heart health by boosting the body's ability to dissolve blood clots. The capsaicin in peppers also fights inflammation, which has been identified as a risk factor for heart disease.
7 - Improve Sleep Pattern - Researchers have found that people who frequently consumed spicy meals fell asleep more easily, had healthier sleep patterns, and even woke up easier and had more energy throughout the day.
8 - Improve Healing Rate - Turmeric, another chemical found in curry powder speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.
9 - Improve Mood - Capsaicin also increases the production of endorphins in the brain and therefore, promote a sense of wellbeing.
10 - Promote Better Breathing - Whether you have flu, cold or respiratory conditions such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, eating hot peppers can help you to breathe better by opening up clogged nasal passages.By CN Pong