What is Capsaicin?
You eat spicy foods? You can feel the immediate impact by instantly sweating, burning sensation or the specific way in which emphasize the flavors of certain foods. Hot foods get their “heat” from a compound called capsaicin. It is found in most foods or vegetables, distinguished by a noticeable tartness and spicy taste. Recently, the world has gone mad on capsaicin and its properties to reduce fat. But most – recent studies on the effects of capsaicin on people and reveal its many health benefits. If you add some hot spices to your favorite dish, you can make not only tasty, but also healthy.
Although the compound capsaicin is colorless and has no odor, it is in most cases associated with hot peppers. The amount of capsaicin in the pods are measured using the index, according to which pure capsaicin is estimated at 16 million units. Most hot peppers in the world to contain 1.5-1.6 million particles on this scale. Red chilli pepper contains 50 000 units and ordinary peppers only 8000 units. If you have not taken any spicy food, do not start with large doses of them. Start by adding a little hot spices to feel their minimal action.
Capsaicin and weakening
One reason most diets fail is hunger. Therefore, appetite control is very important in any weight loss program. Several studies have shown that the addition of capsaicin to the diet reduces the need for calories at subsequent meals. In other words, if podlyutite or add capsaicin as a supplement to their breakfast will consume fewer calories at lunch. Consumption of foods containing capsaicin promotes temporary increase in body temperature, which contributes to the oxidation of fats rather than oxidation of carbohydrates in the body.
This is precisely the probable reason that spicy foods can help to regulate blood sugar levels after eating. Moreover, the consumption of foods containing capsaicin, as mentioned will bring you the feeling of satiety, which in turn leads to reduced calories and fat intake. For precisely this reason, spicy foods containing capsaicin, are an ideal tool for healthy weight loss.
The chemical structure of the substance capsaicin, causes the excitation of the sensitivity of nerve endings, which in fact causes a specific pain or burning sensation when eaten hot food or touch the skin. Excited neurons release a neurotransmitter that transmits precisely the sensation of pain to the brain. This property of capsaicin makes it extremely valuable natural painkiller. Moreover, creams made from plants that contain large amounts of capsaicin are excellent desensitizing agents for arthritis, muscle pain and back.
Capsaicin and cancer cells
Many hopes are attributed to capsaicin, because of its ability to be fought with cancer cells in the body. The study was conducted which shows that consumption of foods containing capsaicin, tumor cells in the prostate decreased by as much as 80 percent. Another study did demonstrate that capsaicin destroys cancer cells in the lung and pancreas, without destroying the adjacent healthy tissues. Capsaicin eliminate cancer cells by activation of mitochondria in the cells, that induce apoptosis or cell self-destruction. I would not be surprised if, after a dozen years of research, capsaicin become a valuable tool for preventing and fighting cancer.
Other benefits of capsaicin
Adding a few hot peppers to your diet during the winter months can help you to avoid the traditional weight gain in the winter winter. Hot foods containing capsaicin, are recommended for frequent colds, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis and bronchopneumonia, as it enhances immunity and has anti-inflammatory action. It is believed that capsaicin perform protective action and the risk of heart attack or stroke, because it enhances the body’s ability to dissolve blood clots. Capsaicin has another curious effect – acts as an aphrodisiac (described by Paavo Airola in his book about the secrets of rejuvenation from around the world). So vain countries spicy foods. Accepted in moderation, they will be of great benefit to you.