The Importance of a Hot, yet Healthy Sauce
The key to healthy home living is keeping your body active in both action and nutrition. That means every once in a while our diet plan needs something new. And what better way to kick it up a notch than with a great, all natural hot healthy sauce. Beginning nutritionists often ignore hot sauce’s potential capabilities. After all, aren’t they only good for pouring onto our chicken wings? As it turns out, there are many nutritional benefits to having a little bit of spice in your day.
Reduce fat with a healthy sauce
Have you ever noticed how after a small spicy meal, you’re not as hungry as you usually would be? Spicy foods are often used to curb one’s appetite. This is because the capsaicin (the ingredient that causes the pepper’s heat) makes your body burn up more energy (and fat) than you normally would. Besides that, the natural pain of the spice makes you eat slower, causing your brain to let you know when you’re full sooner. This prevents us from downing so much food before our brain can tell our stomach to slow down.
Hot Sauce releases Antioxidants
Aside from revving up your fat-burning energy, Hot peppers provide powerful antioxidants that have been linked to attacking deterioration and diseases. Some studies have found that capsaicin is linked to destroying cancer cells.
Reduced Blood Pressure and Cholesterol levels
Hot sauce is often prescribed to reduce blood pressure. The capsaicin fights inflammation and dysfunction in the blood, therefore regulating blood pressure. It maintains the cholesterol levels by preventing cholesterol absorption. It also helps with digestion, since the spiciness of capsaicin is similar to stomach secretions (especially since it feels that way). See one of our earlier blogs for other food ingredients that lower cholesterol.
Defends against Diabetes
Hot sauce has been linked to holding back Type 2 Diabetes. The capsaicin does this by reducing the insulin levels. This helps prevent insulin resistance, and therefore diabetes. Of course, it would be wise to only use the hot sauce and peppers on healthy meals, since you wouldn’t want to put hot sauce on a meal that is high in cholesterol.
Aside from all of these healthy side effects, it should be noted that the hot sauce also carries many natural ingredients that have more direct effects on the body. It has a large amount of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and magnesium.
Corine’s Cuisine, an all natural sauce and ingredient company, has a wonderful selection of these kinds of hot healthy sauces. Their Sauce No. 10 for instance contains Brined Hot Peppers, Garlic, and Turmeric. With all of these new ideas about the power of peppers, Corine’s would be a great place to start for your dietary selection.