Benefits Of Spices In Food You May Not Know Yet

Benefits of spices in food: Studies have shown that people in India and mexico have much lower rates of cancer due to eating spicy foods. Spicy foods have many benefits like improving heart health, fighting cancers like blood cancer ( leukemia ), prostate cancer etc.

Studies shows that Spicy foods in daily life improve heart health, fight cancer and many other
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What happens to your heart and body when you take spicy food every day. Today we will talk about benefits of spices in food. Actually when we talk about spicy food we usually refer to the type of foods that are served primarily with chili and other seasonings such as garlic, onion, turmeric, cumin seed, hot tomato sauce, salsa etc. By the way spicy food is not only about loosening clogged nose and turning up body heat it means more than what we believe it to be. It has numerous health benefits However some people are allergic to it. Let's dive deeper into different type of health benefits of spice and spicy foods. 

1.Resisting the Cold:

It helps in fighting cold Among spicy foods chili pepper is the best pick to fight cold allergy or common cold problems. Chili peppers are full of vitamins like A, C and contains capsaicin. Capsaicin activates the mucous membrane of the nose and it opens nasal passage and reduces sinusitis.

2.Fight Cancer:

It fights against cancer Studies have shown that "capsaicin and Chili's and other plants of that group slows down the growth of cancer cells" By inducing apoptosis programmed cell death. Capsaicin slows the growth of deadly tumors and kills off leukemic cells. You have probably heard of leukemia disease. people with leukemia produce uncontrolled amount of white blood cells in the blood and this overproduction of white blood cells disrupts the normal function of the blood Chili Peppers along with turmeric and mustard work as a powerful anti-cancer drug in the body. 

An epidemiological study has shown that Indian and Mexican people have lower rates of some cancers. The phenomenon has been associated with they're taking foods rich in capsaicin.  There are lot more other benefits of spices in food which we will discuss below. 

3.Improve Heart health: 

Spicy foods are good for cardiovascular diseases yes they are. Chili peppers contain a chemical compound named as "Capsaicin" Capsaicin fights against inflammation It also reduces the bad cholesterol LDL in the blood. Capsaicin improves body's ability to dissolve blood clots By working against the inflammation and bad cholesterol. capsaicin reduces the risk of stroke and heart attacks. Dr. Ziming Zhu said that spicy flavor reduces the urge of taking salt which in turn contributes to the lowering blood pressure. A study has claimed that intakes of Chili Peppers along with ginger and tumeric widen arteries. 

4.Improvement digestion: 

Spices increases the hydrochloric secretion of your stomach it also improves mucus lining. Capsaicin kills off h pylori and other bacteria in the gut. it staves off stomach ulcer. Capsaicin boosts up the digestion process. 

5.Turn on Mood: 

Spicy food lifts your mood. Spicy food increases the secretion of feel-good hormones like endorphin and serotonin. it also staves off stress and depression so if you are in low mood next time try having spicy food and check how your body responds to it. 

6.Helps in weight loss:

Spicy foods helps in weight loss. Studies have shown that capsaicin has a thermogenic effect on the body it means that capsaicin burns out extra calories from your body it increases the body temperature another study has found that capsaicin induces you to take less amount of food which in turn contributes to less amount of calorie intake. 

7. Natural pain killer:

Spicy foods also help in pain relief, capsaicin can inhibit the signals that are sent from nerve cells to brain it targets the brain chemical called substance P this chemical plays a significant role in injuries and hurts it deadens the sensation of pain you might be feeling. Capsaicin is also used in certain pain relieving creams in order to reduce the burning sensation from the pain sores. 

8. sweat enhancer: 

If you eat spicy foods you might feel that your body is sweating this is a normal response due to capsaicin zhh heat producing effect in the body. Your brain determines that your body is overheating so it needs to be cooled down by sweating. 

9.relief from arthritis: 

Turmeric garlic cinnamon are one of the ingredients of spicy foods. Turmeric reduces the joint inflammation and bone damage the chemical compound found in turmeric is called curcumin it helps in the alleviation of pain associated with arthritis disease. Cinnamon and garlic have also anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties in addition some creams containing capsaicin are used to get relief from joint pains. 

10. suppression of prostate cancer: 

2010 study published in future oncology Journal says that capsaicin can work against the growth of prostate cancer. Prostate gland helps in the production and transportation of males seminal fluid and sperm. Patients with prostate cancer can have erectile dysfunction and may have difficulty in urinating good news is that like other anti-inflammatory foods and drugs capsaicin can help in suppressing the prostate cancer. 

These are just few of the benefits of spices in food. Although spicy food has a huge number of health benefits people have experienced some negativities - 

Heartburn or acid reflux a few people experience heartburn after eating spicy foods although the reason is unknown but heartburn is a kind of indigestion the person affected by heartburn feels acute pain in the lower part of the chest when stomach acid passes back to the throat it causes a burning sensation and heartburn occurs. Health experts recommend having yogurt to counteract the effect of spice. 

Skin irritation in order to avoid this burning sensation of green chilly wear gloves before cutting Chili Peppers wash your hand with dishwashing liquid or milk or oil instead of water. 

Desensitization of taste buds if you eat spicy food too much your taste buds can be toned down and your taste buds may be desensitized over time health professionals say that this may happen in extreme cases so the recommendations you should follow. 

Traditionally South Asian and Mexican foods are considered spicy, with the passage of time spicy foods have gained popularity all over the world most important point is that spicy foods turn you on next time if you are in a low mood try to have something spicy and keep an eye to the reaction of your body and of course you must try moderate amount of spicy foods every day.

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