Zee Media Bureau/Udita Madan
Spicy food is loved and savoured by all across the globe. The hot and fiery flavour peppered with relish is how most people, the world over, prefer their food to be. Spicy food gives one a feeling of satisfaction and contentment after finishing a meal.
Many people have been known to recite the harmful facts related to the consumption of spicy food. However, you'll be happy to hear that spicy food, especially food made spicy by the help of red chillies or red peppers is not only healthy but also helps in shedding weight!
Most people equate dieting with bland food. This is a wrong belief.
Dieting doesn't necessarily mean bland food. It just means that you need to cut down on added sugars, extra salt, oil and unhealthy processed foods, and include more vegetables and fruits or healthy meat in your diet.
You can happily eat spicy food with less oil and lose weight and red chillies can help you do exactly that! How, you ask?
1. According to a study, spicy food or the consumption of peppers helps in reducing hunger pangs and appetite.
2. A compound by the name of Capsaicin present in chillies is accountable for boosting metabolism and triggering the brain to release feel-good endorphins, thereby making you feel satiated and content.
3. Another study indicates that spicy food intake cuts down cravings for salty, fatty and sweet foods for longer times and also reduces your hunger pangs.
4. Spicy food can also help increase your sex power and help you last longer.