Healthy Benefits of Spicy Foods

March 20, 2017

Healthy Benefits of Spicy Foods

Smaller benefits of eating spicy foods 

Eating spicy favorable foods (like Lola's) are actually good for you! People that regularly eat foods that are rich in spice and flavor are significantly less likely to experience a heart attack or stroke. For example, Capsaicin — a compound that is found in peppers — can help lower bad cholesterol and reduce inflammation.

Also, eating flavor-packed hot sauce can help prevent cancer. All-though it's not a cure, according to the American Heart Association for Cancer Research, Capsaicin has been researched to actually kill some cancer cells. In fact, another spice called "Turmeric," has shown to help slow down the spread of certain cancer cells, such as prostate. 

Though heart health, cancer prevention and weight loss are reasons enough to add more flavor-packed spice to your life, there are some smaller, hidden benefits to eating spicy foods as well. These include:

  • Boosts mood. Spicy foods increase serotonin in your brain, which makes you feel happier. Serotonin also helps you relax and feel less stressed.
  • Relieves the common cold. That's correct — spicy foods help fight symptoms of the common cold by helping you work up a sweat.
  • More restful sleep. Those who consume spicy foods regularly have a faster and easier time falling asleep and staying asleep. Say goodbye to insomnia!
  • Reduces acne. A strange side effect, but a good one nonetheless. Spicy foods can help clear up severe acne if eaten regularly.
  • Full of vitamins and minerals. Spicy foods are usually packed with vitamins and minerals — particularly vitamin C.

Lola's Fine Hot Sauce is not only delicious, but it's also good for you!

 

This information was provided by sheknows.com - Read the full article HERE.