Some like it hot, and good for them – research suggests that eating spicy food has tons of health benefits! Eating spicy food can:
· Aid weight loss: Researchers at Purdue University found that “consuming red pepper can help manage appetite and burn more calories after a meal, especially for individuals who do not consume the spice regularly.” You know that hot feeling you get after eating something spicy? It’s believed that it’s tied to your revving metabolism!
· Relieve pain: According to Today Health and Wellness, capsaicin, the stuff that makes spicy food hot, can help our bodies release endorphins. Spicy food can also relieve autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
· Reduce health risks: A study at the University of California found that eating chili peppers helps prevent certain kinds of tumors.Research has also found that cultures where spicy food is most prevalent have lower rates of heart attacks and strokes.