4 Amazing Health Benefits of Spicy Food

by Divyata Raut
FOOD  |  April 13, 2018
  • Metabolism
    1 / 4 Metabolism

    Here’s the reason why you cannot seem to stop sweating while chowing down a plate of spicy chicken stir-fry. Chillies that are used to zing up the spice level of dishes contain a compound called capsaicin. Capsaicin’s thermogenic properties stimulate your body’s metabolism and that process leads to a whole lot of calorie burn- sweet! Order your food with a little extra spice for the additional calorie burn as you savour your flavourful meal.

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  • Improves mood and memory
    2 / 4 Improves mood and memory

    Turmeric is a powerful spice that promotes anti-inflammatory benefits. Researchers from the University of California conducted a study which revealed that the daily consumption of turmeric helps your cognitive health by improving mood and memory. This means that the lentil curry you had for lunch will do you more good than you can imagine!

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  • Improves cardiovascular health
    3 / 4 Improves cardiovascular health

    Research published in Current Cardiology Review papers reports that spices like turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon and coriander are the key to maintaining good heart health. Spices contain antioxidants that potentially inhibit the fatty acids circulating in your cardiovascular system. Additionally, the heat of the spices also increases blood flow throughout your body. All these benefits promote a strong circulatory system.

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  • Prevention of cancer
    4 / 4 Prevention of cancer

    Another benefit of the ever-prevailing spice turmeric makes it your best friend and cancer’s worst enemy.  According to the Cancer Research Organisation in the United Kingdom, curcumin has the to kill some cancer cells as well as prevent them from growing into full-fledged diseases. Turmeric is far more effective in the presence of black pepper, so protect your body by cooking your food with some turmeric once in a while.

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