Chili Spicy Foods Beneficial or Harmful?
Foods rich in chili spices were considered harmful to health, but a recent study has made a surprising discovery.
Recently, two separate research reports from Penn State University and Clemson University in the United States highlighted the positive effects of the use of chili spice in the diet on the coronary arteries.
One study found that adding chili spices to the diet may help lower blood pressure in a couple of people at risk of heart disease. Another study found that their use helped lower cholesterol in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Penn State University research analyzed the cardio metabolic effects of adding chili spices to the diet. Research has found that this increase is useful in lowering blood pressure, which is one of the most important factors that causes heart disease.
The study involved 71 people and was based on experiments.
Experts found that people who ate more spicy foods had lower blood pressure levels over the next 24 hours, but no difference in blood sugar or cholesterol levels.
Another study found that spice supplements reduced blood cholesterol levels in diabetics. The study included 28 people with type 2 diabetes who were part of a controlled trial.
Experts say more research is needed to understand the health effects of chili spices, but the evidence suggests that their use is beneficial.