Spicy Food Boosts Metabolism And Helps You Live Longer: Data From American Nutritionists

Spicy Food Boosts Metabolism And Helps You Live Longer: Data From American Nutritionists
Spicy Food Boosts Metabolism And Helps You Live Longer: Data From American Nutritionists

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Eating spicy foods can speed up metabolism and have a positive effect on heart function, thereby increasing life expectancy. This is the conclusion reached by American nutritionists Samantha Cassity and Amy Shapiro.

Spicy foods help burn more calories. It is endowed with similar properties by the substance capsaicin, which is contained in the hot peppers of habanero, as well as cayenne or jalapeno peppers.

Eating foods that contain capsaicin can help you burn about 50 calories per day, which can help you lose weight more effectively. Capsaicin also works to suppress appetite, making a person feel full for longer.

"Spicy ingredients in one meal do not change anything dramatically, but introducing them into the daily diet can increase metabolism," Shapiro said.

Spicy foods also help dilate blood vessels, which improves heart function and blood circulation. Capsaicin reduces inflammation and cholesterol levels in the body, which further reduces the risk of heart disease. This was proven in a large 2017 study by the University of Vermont. The researchers then concluded that regular consumption of red hot peppers reduced the likelihood of dying from a heart attack by 13%.

According to American nutritionists, spicy foods help fight abdominal pain because capsaicin increases blood flow to the gastrointestinal tract and protects against ulcerative colitis.

A 2015 study of Chinese adults found that eating spicy foods reduced the risk of premature death by 14%.

“Spicy food is not a magic wand; other factors of a healthy lifestyle need to be considered. But spicy foods are an important part of a balanced diet,”says nutritionist Ashley Wright.

It is worth noting that the capsaicin contained in spicy foods is also used as a remedy for acute pain in the form of patches.

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