It could be the instant sweat, the burning sensation, the way it accentuates flavors of certain foods, or a combination of all three. Spicy foods get their “heat” from a compound called capsaicin. Capsaicin can be found in some form in any food or vegetable with noticeable “heat.” New research into capsaicin’s effects on humans has uncovered many health benefits to enjoying spicy foods. Adding some spice to your favorite foods may not only make them taste better, but may also make you healthier.
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