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Is Spicy Food Good For Me?

For those of us who love spicy food, science is in our favor. Along with the taste and delight in eating spicy foods, a few health studies show it is good for our heart and overall health thanks to a key ingredient known as Capsaicin. Capsaicin gives heat to different types of hot peppers, such as cayenne, habanero, jalapeno, and chili peppers. The good news is that it doesn’t matter if it is eaten raw, cooked, or used as a dried powder. Add hot spices you enjoy to your favorite dishes or choose spicy foods and drinks for all the health benefits.

Here are three amazing capsaicin health benefits:

Heart Health

Capsaicin's anti-inflammatory qualities make it effective in promoting a healthy heart. A healthy diet that includes spicy foods could help lower blood pressure and reduce blood cholesterol as well as ease the tendency for dangerous blood clots to form. The key is to follow a healthy diet and add spices where you will enjoy fitting it in.