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The secret benefits of your favorite hot sauce

Cebu City, Philippines–Some of us want some spice in our food.

Sometimes, we add some peppers, sauces, seasonings or another spicy condiment in our meals. We just want hot sauce on almost everything!

A drop of spicy sauce can definitely go a long way.

But did you know hot sauce has health benefits?

In this article, CDN Digital compiled some benefits of hot sauce that can surely spice up your health.

Boosts your mood

Many studies have proven that hot sauce can actually make you feel happy.

Those who love spicy foods keep on coming back for more even if the burning sensation of hot sauce or chili can be a bit painful.

The reason behind this is the endorphins released when you eat hot or spicy food.

Chili peppers contain a chemical called capsaicin, which is responsible for making peppers spicy.

When you eat enough capsaicin, your body starts producing more endorphins that block the pain from the chili.

However, the effects of capsaicin will vary on how much hot food a person will ingest.

Aids weight loss

Studies have shown that capsaicin does not only bring more endorphins but is also the active ingredient that can speed up metabolism,

Thus helping your body burn more calories and even faster.

Some hot sauce also has compounds called capsinoids that will help your body activate “brown fat,” a healthy fat that can burn calories.

Research suggests that they trigger a reaction in your gut that sends a message to your nervous system to make more “brown fat.”

Contributes to longevity

The red chilies in the hot sauce are also responsible for positive effects on circulation and cardiovascular health.

The capsaicin compound can lower bad cholesterol levels.

In some countries where hot and spicy food is the norm such as Mexico, India, Thailand, and China,

Researchers found out that people are less likely to suffer from health conditions like heart disease and some cancers.

Spicy foods have antioxidants, including antibacterial, and even anti-carcinogenic properties.

Can help with colds

Spicy properties have shown to help beat symptoms of colds and flu by easing sinus and nasal congestion.

It can also increase body temperature, and help relieve respiratory problems.

Some people use this secret to clear up their sinuses when having colds.

More drops of hot sauce can be more helpful with your colds.

Full of Antioxidants

The colorful and shiny colors of peppers in every hot sauce mean they’re full of health-saving antioxidants.

Each type of pepper has its unique blend of antioxidants, but all of them have amazing properties.

Red chili peppers were found out to slow tumor growth and can inhibit some types of cancer.

While chipotle peppers are great for the eyes and protect against macular degeneration and cataracts.

Green chili peppers are low in calories, sugars, and carbohydrates. They also contain little fat and no cholesterol.

How much do you love your hot sauce? Let us know in the comments section of this video. /bmjo


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