Better prefer a spicy sauce to a lot of spices, which you can apply to any savory dish. Why do we like the hot taste, and what do we need to know about spicy sauces?
Many believe that pepper seeds give the hot taste of the sauces. In fact, the culprit savory taste – colorless substance capsaicin, which is contained in the membranes and partitions inside the fruit. The degree of Hotness of peppers is measured according to the invention, in 1912, the Scoville scale.
In addition to capsaicin, hot peppers contain large amounts of vitamins (A, B6, C, and K), minerals (potassium, copper), and antioxidants that protect the body against the development of cancer cells and improve vision.
Hot sauces are quite aggressive to the mucosa of the internal organs of digestion. Therefore, it can only be consumed by a healthy person. After getting hot sauce in a sensitive human body may develop swelling and inflammation or occur stomach pain, diarrhea, and cramps.
However, not all particles of hot peppers broken down in the gut, and therefore may cause discomfort in the toilet.
Hot sauce provokes the effect of numbness of the tongue, which is why scientists decided to use capsaicin in anesthesiology. Experiments with the addition of pungent substances into the wound operated upon under General anesthesia showed that patients needed a lower amount of morphine and other painkillers in the future.
Hot sauces contribute to weight loss. This is partly due to capsaicin, which accelerates the body’s metabolism. Plus, spicy food reduces appetite, and eating needs a little more time, and saturation occurs more rapidly.
Spicy foods are the foods of the aphrodisiacs. They improve blood flow and blood circulation around the organs and increase heart rate, thus accelerating endorphins’ production – hormones of joy.
And finally, debunking the classic myth that water will help eliminate the burning feeling in your mouth after eating hot sauce. Capsaicin plain water, not mixed at all, and this only aggravates the burning sensation. But a glass of milk or ice cream successfully dissolves the pepper oil.