I am sure every one of you felt odd after reading the title. Because these days, dietitians, doctors, the food magazines and parents ask us to have healthy foods which are less spicy and less oily.
But every Indian love spicy foods. Even foreigners like our Indian spicy foods.
However, not all spicy foods are unhealthy. You will get certain health benefits after taking these spicy foods.
Let’s get into those details.
1. Spicy Foods Help In Reducing Stress And Depression
Add shreds of ginger in a cup of tea or add red pepper flakes to fry chicken and add a little chili sauce to it. By taking this, it triggers the production of serotonin in your body which is called feel-good hormones.
2. Chili Peppers Improves Blood Vessel Functioning
Almost every Indian dish has some amount of pepper in it. Pepper triggers TRPV1 (transient receptor potential vanilloid type-1) which releases nitric oxide and lowers blood pressure. It reduces the harmful effects of low-density lipoprotein and keeps your heart at good condition.
3. Turmeric Used In All Spicy Foods Reduces Neuropathic Pain
In most of the Indian curries, Turmeric along with black pepper is used. It absorbs Curcumin which is an anti-cancer element in our body. Also, black pepper triggers TRPV1 which helps in reducing pain especially neuropathic pain. Curcumin helps in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory conditions.
4. Spicy Foods Help In Weight Loss
Chilies have a compound called capsaicin which has a thermogenic effect that helps in burning calories. Jalapenos also have a strong spicy taste that comes to them from certain active alkaloid compounds help in making your diet plan for weight loss.
5. It Helps In Boosting Your Sex Life
Ginseng and saffron help to improve your sexual performance. Ginseng triggers your energy level and also speed metabolism.