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5 Benefits of Eating Spicy Foods

5 Benefits of Eating Spicy Foods

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You are probably one of most people who eat spicy foods. Besides improving its flavour, spicy food has many benefits like down below.

1. Prevent Cancer

According to American Association for Cancer Research, capsaicin has antioxidant properties that even shown some promise for cancer treatment, while leaving normal cells unharmed.

2. Kill the Flu

Spicy foods which is enter the digestive tract can improve oxygenation. Eating spicy food make you start sweating, it will help you kill the flu bacteria. Vitamin A in capsaicin also help decreasing nasal congestion, another term for a stuffy nose, so eating spicy food is one of the best way to relief sinusitis.

3. Endure Pain

Capsaicin also stimulate endorphin level, if you feel the sting heat while eating spicy foods, your body is fighting the heat by releasing endorphin. Endorphin also known as pain-relieving substance to help you cope with pain. It also may help you dealing with stress.

4. Weight Loss

According to some studies, capsaicin can stimulate metabolism and burn energy. Furthermore, study in 2011 showed spicy foods stimulate you to chew your food slowly. In addition, by slowing down your eating, your stomach will have enough time to send signals telling it’s already full. 

5. Mood Booster

Besides increasing endorphin naturally, capsaicin also increasing serotonin level, feel-good hormones that boost your happiness. Even spicy foods can carry some surprising health benefits, eat spicy foods in moderation is suggested.