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Health Benefits of Spicy Food

Health Benefits of Spicy Food

You’re one lucky person if you like spicy food! Why? Here are just a few reasons:

Spicy food can help you have a flatter stomach:

According to Oprah.com: “People consume about 75 fewer calories after eating red chili peppers compared to after eating bland food, a new meta-analysis of several studies concluded.”

Researchers at Purdue University also found that chemicals in peppers called capsaicinoids (the origin of the burning sensation) reduce cravings for fatty, salty and sweet foods.

Spicy food can help with your breathing:

According to some studies, spicy food can help treat respiratory problems. They can protect your lungs from irritation, pollution such as smoke, dust, and viruses.

Eating spicy food can protect your heart:

Studies show that cultures that eat the spiciest foods have a lower rate of heart attacks and strokes. Spices such as chili peppers, will help reduce the bad cholesterol and fight inflammation.

Protect yourself from cancer by eating spicy foods:
According to the American Association for Cancer Research, spices, especially turmeric have the ability to kill cancer and leukemic cells.