The Health Benefits of Eating Spicy Food

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Are you a fan of spicy foods? If so, we’ve got good news for you. Not only are your favorite hot dishes delicious, but you’re probably a lot healthier as the result of a spice-heavy diet. There are many valuable health benefits associated with curry, peppers, and many of the other spicy agents found at our Indian restaurant, including the following:

Weight Control
Do you have trouble maintaining a low-fat diet? A bit of spice can do more for you than make a plate of grains and vegetables more palatable. Scientific studies have shown that capsaicin, a compound found in chilis, helps the body burn calories for twenty minutes after you eat them. You may also find that these same compounds reduce your cravings for sweet, salty, and fatty foods.

Heart Health
Studies have indicated that India and other cultures known for consuming a lot of spicy food have lower rates of heart attacks and strokes. This might be attributed to several factors, including the anti-inflammatory properties of capsaicin, the vitamin A and C present in peppers and other spicy agents, and the chili’s ability to reduce the damaging effects of LDL cholesterol. Further, the hearty flavors of spicy reduces people’s need to consume fatty or salty meats.

Mental Health
The consumption of spices like rosemary, spearmint, and cinnamon have shown promise to reduce the symptoms or even prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Research subjects have demonstrated improved memory and a decrease of age-related decline.

Toxin Removal
Many spicy agents, particularly the turmeric and cloves found in a lot of curry dishes, are a strong source of antioxidants. They can serve to improve your insulin sensitivity and purge the triglycerides from your system. These same substances are also good for preventing certain forms of cancer or slowing the growth of cancerous tumors.

Respiratory Health
Turmeric has been used to treat respiratory disease for hundreds of years. Modern science has proven that this spice protects the lungs from irritants and infections. This adds up to a decreased chance of asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and other lung diseases.

Improved Moods
Eating any spicy foods of any kind releases serotonin into your system, a chemical that helps promote positive feelings. Increased serotonin levels serve to ease your stress and reduce the symptoms of depression.

If you want to reap the benefits of spicy food, you can make spice a bigger part of your diet with MokSHA. Come and indulge in a few of your favorites at our Bellevue Indian restaurant today!