Spicy foods can provide benefits for health but also have negative impacts. In addition to improving food taste and appetite, a spicy chili or curry can make the body healthy. Spicy taste and burning sensation produced by chili pepper is caused by high concentrations of the active ingredient called capsaicin. What should be done is to recognize the signals given off by the body. If it can not tolerate spicy food, the sign is a burning sensation in the stomach.
Most people who have digestive disorders such as hiatus hernia, intestinal and stomach disorders are advised to avoid or reduce spicy foods so as not to aggravate his condition.
The positive impact of spicy food:
- Compound of turmeric (which is on curry foods) in spicy foods have the ability to reduce joint inflammation and bone damage in humans, so it can be useful for people with arthritis (joint inflammation).
- Some research shows that consumption of chili and curry regularly can reduce the risk of cancer. The compound capsaicin in chillies can kill cancer cells by attacking the mitochondria without damaging healthy cells and ease the pain in the mouth for cancer patients, whereas curcumin in curry spice have anti-cancer effects.
- Spicy foods can help improve heart health and enhance the body’s ability to dissolve blood clots.
- Eating foods such as chili spices can make a person sweat, thereby reducing the pain during cold and flu.
- A study to define the spicy foods can speed up metabolism and helps the body burn calories faster.
- Consumption of peppers can increase blood circulation and lowers blood pressure, and high levels of vitamins A and C may help strengthen blood vessel walls which make it elastic and better able to adjust to the differences in blood pressure.
- Reduce pain and discomfort, the compound capsaicin is known to reduce levels of substance P, a neurotransmitter of pain signals.
- Eating spicy foods can cause irritation by forming a strange pattern (geographic change) of the tongue.
- Too often eat spicy foods can reduce the layer which serves to protect the stomach. If you eat too much spicy food, these layers will increasingly thinner which makes the stomach vulnerable to infection.
- In some people, spicy food can disrupt the production of stomach acid causing discomfort in the abdomen.
- Spicy foods can adversely impact on the quality of sleep or cause insomnia. This is due to spicy foods increase the body temperature and the first cycle of sleep stages are very sensitive to spicy foods. For that, you should avoid eating spicy foods at night.
- Continually eating spicy foods can reduce the sensation of taste on the tongue making it less able to recognize the taste of food or drink is consumed