Everyone loves to eat hot spicy food every once in a while. It not only thrills your taste buds, but also makes food more palatable.
There are some health benefits which would take you by surprise, here are some of them:
1. Weight loss
The most thrilling aspect is that extra spice can cause you to lose the flab. A research says, chillies have capsaicin, a compound that gives a thermogenic effect which makes the body burn more calories after you had a meal.
2. Prevents cancer
The research says, the capsaicin found in chillies has the ability to kill some cancer cells. Besides, chillies may also help to battle common colds and prevent stroke and obesity.
3. Helps your heart
Chillies are also known to reduce cardiovascular risk. The lower the risk of heart attacks and stroke as hot chillies reduce the damaging effects of LDL (bad cholesterol). Capsaicin is also said to fight inflammation, which is a major factor in heart problems.
4. Reduces Blood pressure
A recent study has shown that a compound in chillies has the ability to lower blood pressure. It also was shown to induce blood vessels to relax.
5. Reduces anger levels
Spicy foods are said to boost the production of serotonin (feel-good hormones), which helps ease depression.
Edited by Obed Joshua (Sathiyam TV)