Spicy Food Health Benefits

The top cause of death in the US and worldwide is heart disease. Spicy foods may lower blood pressure and cholesterol, two heart disease risk factors.

A 2022 analysis indicated that spicy meals and peppers may lower blood pressure and heart disease and stroke mortality.

By changing how the brain perceives salty tastes, spicy meals may considerably reduce daily salt intake, salt preference, and blood pressure


spicy foods to lower LDL, or "bad" cholesterol. In addition, persons who ate spicy foods more than five times a week had much greater HDL, or "good" cholesterol

The same study found that spicy food consumption elevated triglycerides. High triglycerides raise heart disease and stroke risk.

In addition, a 2023 analysis of observational studies indicated that spicy foods may improve blood pressure but raise cholesterol.

Most research on spicy food and heart health are observational, so they can only discover connections. To prove a link, more high-quality human research are needed.

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