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What are the Health Benefits of Spicy Foods ?

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Asked by jafar, 18 Feb '13 10:40 pm
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1. Weight Loss: For one, the extra kick of hot sauce or a chopped jalapeno can make even the most bland diet food more palatable, causing you to be more likely to stick with your weight loss plan. In addition, they may jack up your metabolism. Studies show that the main compound in chilies, called capsaicin, has a thermogenic effect and may cause the body to burn bonus calories for 20 minutes post chow-down.

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2. Heart Health: Studies show that cultures that eat the most spicy food have much lower incidence of heart attack and stroke. Potential reasons: Chili peppers can reduce the damaging effects of LDL (bad cholesterol) and capsaicin may fight inflammation, which has been flagged as a risk factor for heart issues.

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3. Cancer Prevention: According to the American Association for Cancer Research, capsaicin has the ability to kill some cancer and leukemic cells. One particular spice, turmeric, fou ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 19 Feb '13 02:12 pm

 
  
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Each and every spices has immense medicinal value
Answered by samson aseervatham, 19 Feb '13 10:06 pm

 
  
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Nothing total zero in number....!
Answered by Bhuvana, 18 Feb '13 10:42 pm

 
  
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Fans of spicy foods have long claimed that eating such foods has some health benefits, and many studies seem to suggest that some of these claims may be accurate. Researchers have studied the health benefits of spicy foods in people who which eat them, and the results of studies on specific components of hot foods, most notably capsaicin, have been applied to spicy foods in general. It is important to remember that no food is a magic bullet, however, and that eating a balanced, healthy diet is extremely important.

Most of the health benefits of spicy foods appear to center around capsaicin, the ingredient that makes chili peppers hot. Other ingredients like turmeric, coriander, and mustard seeds may also confer additional health benefits. One of the most widely accepted claims is that eating spicy foods promotes sweating, opens the sinuses, and encourages the body to cough up mucus, making this food a good thing to eat if a person has a cold. The hot temperature of spicy foods can a ...more
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 18 Feb '13 10:42 pm

 
  
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