Five Incredible Health Benefits of Hot Sauce

September 13, 2014

health benefits of hot sauce

Hot Sauce tastes great and can be that extra kick that makes all the difference in a meal. More than the taste there are some serious health benefits of hot sauce. Brace yourself for 5 Incredible health benefits of hot sauce.

 

1) Hot sauce can decrease blood pressure

 

Hot Chili Peppers contain a large amount of Carotenoid (Vitamin A). Carotenoids have shown to assist in anti-aging properties, but also decrease blood pressure.

 

2) Hot sauce can help you lose weight through mindful eating

 

A hot sauce with the right amount of heat can slow down your eating pace, make you feel full quicker, and help you lose weight. Next time you eat that big bowl of pasta, use a few more shakes of hot sauce.

 

3) Hot Sauce can increase your metabolic rate

 

Capsaicin is what makes chili peppers HOT! These compounds also alter muscle cell activity by making your muscles turn energy into heat. This process called thermogenesis increases your metabolic rate. 

 

4) Super hot hot sauce releases endorphins putting you in a good mood

 

Capsaicin release the heat, but the spicy blow will also release endorphins. Endorphins are partly responsible for feelings of satisfaction. Why run for an hour and hope for the runners high when you can just put a few extra drops of hot sauce on top of your meal?

 

5) Capcaicin has been linked to killing cancer cells

 

In a study by Dr. Michael Freeman at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, showed that Capaicin is known to bind to a protein on the membrane of a certain tumor that responds by killing itself. In 2013 Smokin Ed Currie of Puckerbutt Pepper Company donated a large portion of his pepper harvest to cancer research.




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