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If you’re burning by your hot spicy food…Don’t drink water!
Instead of water, try dairy products such as yogurt! They contain an enzyme that breaks the bonds between capsaicin and the pain receptors.

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Capsaicin is the active component of chili peppers, which is responsible for the burning sensation of the spicy foods. Interestingly, only mammals, including humans feel the burn by eating spicy foods.

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A new Korean study published last week in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry indicates that piperine may have a significant role against the formation of new fat cells. Piperine is an abundant compound in black pepper and is responsible for the special taste of black pepper. This may clear the way for the new anti-obesity drugs in near future.
 

 



Garam masala is a blend of ground Indian spices that is not only spicy, but also a good source of minerals. Garam masala is a combination of these spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, mace, peppercorns, coriander and cumin, with a certain ratio… Each one of these spices have a different health benefit.

What you need:
1 tablespoon of dark sesame oil
1 teaspoon garam masala
4 whole wheat pitas

And how:
Cut the pitas in chips size pieces.
Heat the oven to 350 F.
Mix sesame oil, garam masala and a little salt together.
Brush the mixture on one side of the pitas.
Bake in the middle of oven until they become crispy and brown.

Enjoy your garam masala pita chips!
 

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Spicy foods, such as those foods you may have tried in Indian, Mexican or Korean restaurants, infused with curry and different peppers, have been shown to fight heart disease — the number one cause of death in the western world. Capsaicin, the compound that is responsible for the hot taste of spicy foods has been determined to be key in bolstering the protective qualities of the heart. Interestingly, this ingredient of spicy foods, affects both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ cholesterol as well as the health of blood vessels.

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Some studies such as a new study in Hong Kong indicated that spicy compounds reduce the levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol through a process of increasing the breakdown and excretion of cholesterol. Also, the capsaicin compounds relax the heart wall’s muscles and increase the heart’s blood flow .