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Health Benefits of Spicy food

Health Benefits of Spicy food

Some people do not enjoy the taste and flavour of spicy food. But, you cannot imagine Indian cuisine without spices as most Indians love spicy food. Spicy foods hot give flavour to food and they have some health benefits.

Here are some health benefits of eating spicy foods:

  • Several studies show that spices like turmeric, cloves, ginger and cinnamon help fight against inflammation due to their strong antioxidant properties. If you have inflammation in your body, it might increase the risk of diabetes, arthritis, cardio vascular diseases etc. The above mentioned spices are commonly added to several curries, dal etc. in the Indian cuisine which means you have a lesser risk of having inflammation and said diseases.
  • According to the researchers of Harvard University, eating spicy food can lower your risk of death by 14 percent. Though spicy food might not increase your life span directly, it reduces the risk of life threatening diseases.
  • Some studies also revealed that adding turmeric to your diet can help prevent various cancers especially gastrointestinal, brain, bone, and breast cancer.
  • Research shows that adding chilli pepper to your diet soothes you in reliving joint pain and pains associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
  • Spices like cumin seeds, turmeric etc. have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and can prevent these infections.
  • Spicy food also increases your metabolism and thereby helps weight loss.
  • Spices boost your mood by releasing feel-good hormones. They also help reduce stress.
  • They help you absorb more required nutrients to your body and thus prevent nutritional deficiency.
  • Spicy food also helps control your cravings. Adding spices like cinnamon to your diet can reduce your food and sugar craving. As a result, you can avoid eating unnecessarily.
  • Spices reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

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