5 Reasons Why Spicy Food Lovers Are Healthier People

Spicy Rice Cake

It goes without saying that spice is one of the rubrics of Asian cuisines, with many countries and cultures incorporating spices, especially chillies with a high spice level, into their daily food intake. As Asians ourselves, we are generally used to really intense spiciness since we are exposed to spicy food since young.

On top of enhancing the taste of your food, spice is actually beneficial to you and your body in so many ways.

If you are not convinced, here are 5 Reasons Why Spicy Food Lovers Are Healthier People.

Chilli Lobster

#1 SPICY FOOD IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEART

You might think that we are out of our minds but it is actually proven. Spicy food have been shown to decrease the chances of any heart disease risks by lowering the “bad” low-density lipoproteinn and cholesterol in your body and instead, increase the “good” high-density lipoprotein and improving circulation.

Chilli Fish Set

#2 SPICY FOOD CAN CLEAR YOUR SINUS

Have you ever had spicy food with a blocked or runny nose and realise that after you are done with your food, your nose pretty much clears up? This is because the capsaicin in chilli and peppers are similar to a compound found in many decongestants – so the hotter your food is, the more significant the results.

Chili crab fries Past2present

#3 CHILLIES ARE PACKED WITH VITAMINS

It is said that chillies contain seven times the amount of Vitamin C an orange can offer. And chillies are also high in Vitamins A and E, and folic acid. You know you need those in your life.

Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee

#4 SPICY FOOD CAN HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS

Chillies aid digestion. Frequent consumption of spicy food may also result in a faster metabolism rate on some people. It might also suppresses your appetite and increases the rate of calorie burn in your body. It is important to note that this is not a guarantee as every individual react to the contents differently.

Wanton with Black Vinegar and Chilli Oil

#5 SPICY FOOD CAN STOP ULCERS

You know how we usually stay away from spicy food when we have ulcers? This fact is a game changer. The bacteria that usually causes ulcers in your mouth will actually be killed when you consume hot chillies and peppers. Now, forget the old wive’s tale and go ahead with your spicy food when you are burdened with ulcers!