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More Spice Please!

After being diagnosed with high cholesterol and high blood pressure, I started looking for natural ways to lower both without having to take a bunch of pills every day. Of course my doctor told me to get more exercise and change my diet. He gave me the normal list of, no flavor foods as well as three new prescriptions. I knew there had to be a healthier way to eat without losing the flavor. So, off I went looking for more information.

Oddly enough, I learned something quite surprising while discussing my cholesterol and blood pressure problem with my Aunt. My Aunt likes food and anything that has to do with food. I would even go so far as to say she is a gourmet cook. She does not follow a low stout diet nor does she avoid foods that are high in cholesterol or sodium. Therefore, I was really surprised to find out that her cholesterol and blood pressure levels are well within the healthy range. This puzzled me because not only do we share genetics we share many of the same eating habits, with the exception of one. She likes spicy foods and I tend to avoid them. This really made me stop and reckon. The next day I called my doctor and questioned him if there was any correlation between spicy foods and lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels and he assured me that there was.

Spicy foods are really very beneficial when it comes to some medical ailments. There is a substance called Capsaicin that is found in many varieties of hot peppers, which are used in many spices and hot sauces. Researchers have found that Capsaicin is useful in not only lowering cholesterol and blood pressure but also for treating colds and fevers, speeding up the metabolism, preventing certain types of cancer, and controlling pain. It can also be a key player in the prevention of heart disease and Ulcers as well as many other serious health problems.

This is excellent news for me. Even though I still have exercise more and change my diet to include less stout and sodium, I do not have to sacrifice flavor to do so. I can take some of that dull, stout-free food and spice it up a small without worrying about making it unhealthy. In fact, adding some spice will really make it even healthier. How can I go incorrect there? I still take the medications the doctor prescribed because I do not reckon eating spicy foods alone will cure the problem. But, by combining spicy foods with the medications obtain better results than with just medication alone.

Tina is a wife and a mother of two picky teenagers. She likes to cook, read, and write. She also likes to research all topics that have to do with food. This stems from a quest to make meals that everyone in her family will delight in. This has also resulted in some surprising finds as well as many many new recipes. She likes to share her findings by writing articles about them. She has also set up several recipe websites in order to share some of her recipes. These include: temptingchickenrecipes.com temptingchickenrecipes, allbeveragerecipes.com allbeveragerecipes, and dessert-diner.com dessert-diner.com



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