Until recently, spicy was considered a condiment of little benefit to health. However, the finding of the positive effects against fat, makes it a great help against obesity, in addition to having other beneficial effects for health.
- Low calories: While some of your favorite condiments can provide a lot of calories (such as various sauces), the spiciness provides few. In fact, some of the spicier versions do not reach 10 calories.
- They contain large amounts of vitamin C and it is a natural appetite satiety: These foods have the property of reducing appetite, increasing satiety. You will feel "full".
- Improves circulation: That same substance, capsaicin, has been shown to fight inflammation in the arteries and improve circulation, which is why it is beneficial in reducing cardiovascular disease.
- Fights the cold: Capsaicin promotes sweating by balancing the body temperature in case of cold or flu. It also opens the nasal passages, improving congestion, sinusitis, bronchitis and even asthma. between many other things.
THE MOST USED
- Cardamom: In India it is used to flavor rice-based dishes and in Arab culture they use it to prepare coffee. Cardamom essential oil is rich in substances such as limonene, terpinol and eucalyptus, which are used in the treatment of respiratory and lung conditions. It is used to flavor breads, sweet cakes, as an ingredient in curries and to prepare infusions.
- Turmeric: With a strong flavor and an intense yellow color, it has an antioxidant and protective action on liver function. It is one of the ingredients in Indian curry and is used to flavor rice and soups.
- Wasabi: It is a green paste with a texture similar to plasticine that comes from the root of wasabi, a Japanese horseradish to which this surprising sauce owes its name. The radish plant is grown in very few places in the world and is native to Japan. Among its many benefits are: its ability to eliminate bacteria; anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
Spicy food can cause irritation of the mucous membranes of our digestive system at all levels (mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestine) and cause different disorders: burning, abdominal pain, diarrhea, among others of greater severity.
For this reason, it is not recommended for those who suffer from gastritis, ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux or any type of inflammation of the digestive system. The best option is to consult with your doctor.