The healthy secrets of Caribbean HOT SAUCE
Updated: May 15
Whether you’re looking for a condiment for your burger or putting together a picnic basket, the Caribbean pepper sauce aka hot sauce is a wonderful and healthy addition to the list. This Caribbean condiment is made from a mix of chili peppers and spices, and is sure to give an extra kick to your eggs, veggies, grits, sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups, rice, meats, and pasta. Hades Pearls Pepper sauce much like many Caribbean pepper sauces has great appeal to both the vegan and non-vegan diet.
Along with the great flavor it loads you with health-friendly agents like capsaicin, vitamins A and C, potassium, folate, magnesium, flavonoids, phenolic acids, and carotenoids.
The main pepper component “Capsaicin” has anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting, and antioxidant properties.
Here are five surprising health benefits of pepper sauce.
REDUCES TYPE-2 DIABETES RISK:
Hot sauce can aid in preventing and managing diabetes. Excess insulin in your blood can lead to diabetes. According to a study, capsaicin normalized insulin levels in diabetic patients preventing hyperinsulinemia that reduces type-2 diabetes risk.
IMPROVES YOUR DIGESTION AND HELPS WITH WEIGHT MANAGEMENT:
The spicy hot sauce increases blood flow to the stomach and also stomach secretions that improve your digestion.
Hot sauce is known for boosting your metabolism and giving you a full feeling. This burns the calories fast and gives you calorie control aiding in weight management. Peppers are low calorie and won’t add much to your calorie count. This spicy condiment encourages you to have small bites and to slow down the eating process. It takes quite a few bites to get through a big bowl of spice! For some it takes a few breaks and plenty of sips! The drinks inhibit overeating. To talk a little scientifically, capsaicin reduces your hunger triggering hormone ghrelin level and increases the hunger-suppressing hormone GLP-1 level that helps in avoiding overeating.
PREVENTS CANCER AND HEART DISEASE AND HELPS YOU LIVE LONGER
Capsaicin in hot sauce slows cancer cell growth and destroy them by binding to their membrane and tearing them apart while keeping healthy cells intact. It also attacks cell mitochondria of harmful cancer cells triggering their self-destruction.
Hot sauce can reduce vasoconstriction, blood pressure, and cholesterol while improving your circadian rhythm that reduces heart disease and cardiovascular mortality. Viola! Better health and less disease risk to help you live longer.
COMBATS CONGESTION AND COMMON COLD CURER:
Hot sauce is a potent ingredient of many homemade decongestant and anti-flu remedies. It’s true! You’ve never heard that aunt or great great aunt such and such suggest a little hot sauce?! The spicy nature aids in clearing up your sinuses and making your cold manageable. The nutrients in it boost your immunity and help in curing a cold.
STRESS BUSTER AND GIVES YOU HAPPY FEELING:
Anything that releases endorphins has to be a good thing. Capsaicin in hot sauce makes you release endorphins that improve your mood and make you happier. Endorphins work by reducing pain and stress perception and promoting a sense of wellbeing. Who knew?! Well we did and great great aunt such and such.
Hot sauce can also assist with sprain pain, toothache, wrinkled skin, sore muscles, cataracts, night blindness, and speedy recovery. It almost makes you want to bath in the stuff! Hot sauce aka our beloved Caribbean pepper sauce may not alone cure diabetes, heart disease, or cancer but for sure has amazing overall health-enhancing benefits.
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