Aside from the fact that spicy foods add an appetizing flavor to your meal, it also offers numerous health benefits. What makes your food extra spicy is capsaicin. It is an ingredient found in chili pepper, the most consumed spice all over the world. Because of the wide range of use, scientists started to research this ingredient and they found out surprising facts about it.
Spicy food makes your heart healthy. Those people who regularly consume chili peppers have lower LDL levels. LDL stands for low-density lipoprotein also known as bad cholesterol since it increases the person’s risk of acquiring heart disease.
Spicy foods help with weight loss and kick out metabolism. Capsaicin, an active ingredient present in the spicy foods that you eat, boosts your metabolism which in turn burns those stubborn fats when you do some exercise.
Spicy foods calm your gut and even keeps it healthy. You may not consider it but your taste buds and gut are connected. As you bite a pepper, the capsaicin then attaches to your receptor then sends a signal to your other cells. When this happens, a nerve in your tongue will send a message to your brain telling it that the food you eat is hot. Now that you’ve known some of the benefits of spicy foods, it’s time to share some fun! Laugh your heart out with these funny spicy memes!
1. The face of a spicy eater!
2. You are weak!
3. Eating spicy like nothing happened!
4. Living dangerously it is!
5. I swear!
6. Blow.. blow… blow!!!
7. Spicy foods are the best!
8. Is this not hot?
9. Oh come on! It’s not spicy!!!
10. Getting tricked!
11. Spiciness level 1000000000…
12. You are a dragon before you become a missile…
13. This is what happens after eating too much spicy foods.
14. The next morning…
15. Underestimating spicy foods.