Sure, you love hot sauce, but what would happen if you ate it every day?
We’re not talking about going overboard and taste-testing your way through the Scoville pepper scale on full speed. After all, it is possible to have too much of a good thing, and sadly, that also pertains to hot sauce and hot peppers. But using hot sauce in moderation daily could not only help spice up mealtime, but also perhaps deliver some pretty good health benefits along the way.
Take your weight, for example. If you’re trying to lose weight, a daily dose of hot sauce could help boost your metabolism and curb your hunger. That’s right, you may be able to lose weight by eating hot peppers. In one study, people who ate capsaicin during the appetizer portion of their meal ended up eating less food during the actual meal, and fewer snacks later on in the day. In another study, people who ate hot sauce every day ended up burning a number of extra calories compared to those who didn’t use hot sauce daily.
If you’re just trying to lose belly fat, daily hot sauce may help with that, too.
Taking a dose of capsaicin every day could also help reduce some potential health problems, like your blood pressure. Because capsaicin’s found in hot peppers, eating them may additionally help reduce the risk of heart disease, increase good cholesterol and decrease the bad stuff. Those are just a few of the many health benefits that may be tied to eating hot peppers and hot pepper products. Of course, you have to remember a little extra spice goes a long way. Too much hot sauce could end up irritating your stomach and burning your lips. You can eat the hot stuff but try to use those hot peppers and hot pepper products in moderation.