Spicy Foods: 10 Benefits Of Spicy Foods

Author By: Tallene Hacatoryan, MS, RD, CLT on 14 Mar, 2019

Spicy Foods Benefit #2: Speedy Metabolism

Another benefit of adding spices to your diet is the effect it may have on one’s resting metabolic rate (RMR). RMR is the rate at which your body burns calories when it is at complete rest. A high metabolic rate is beneficial for weight loss, however, for many, our RMR decreases as we age.

Fortunately, studies have shown certain spices, such as cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, and peppers can raise your resting metabolic rate. In addition, another study has shown red peppers can decrease appetite and ease desires to consume fatty, salty and sweet foods.

Benefits Of Spicy Foods


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