Celebrate Hot and Spicy Food Day with Tandoor Chef
Did you know that August 19th is Hot and Spicy Food Day? I am actually really looking forward to this Food Day – you all know that I love to cook with a bit of heat 🙂 Hot means healthy! In fact, the folks at Tandoor Chef, the #1 frozen Indian cuisine brand, let me know that they celebrating Hot and Spicy Food Day too! On August 19th, join me and give your taste buds a kick and your body a boost.
Check out these are 5 reasons you shouldn’t skimp on the heat:
Studies show that the main compound in chilies, called capsaicin, has a thermogenic effect and may cause the body to burn more calories and boost metabolism. Meal suggestion: Lamb Vindaloo
Studies show that cultures that eat the spiciest foods have much lower incidence of heart attack and stroke. It could be because chili peppers help to reduce the damaging effects of bad cholesterol while capsaicin helps to fight inflammation. Meal Suggestion: Vegetable Pad Thai
Some studies suggest that capsaicin has the ability to kill some cancer and leukemic cells. Another spice, turmeric, may slow the spread of cancer and growth of tumors. Meal suggestion: Balanced Vegetarian Palak Paneer
Lower Blood Pressure
Vitamins A and C strengthen the heart muscle walls, and spicy heat can increase blood flow throughout your body. Meal suggestion: Balanced Vegetarian Kofta Curry
Boost Your Mood
Spicy foods boost production of feel-good hormones, such as serotonin, easing depression and stress. Meal Suggestion: Malai Kofta.