Category Archives: Health Benefits

16 Unexpected Items Chefs Always Freeze

You probably never thought to freeze avocados or a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos.   But these chefs say you should.   Here’s why. Cool Ranch Doritos “Fishing in South Texas as a kid, I would keep my Doritos in the ice chest. Ice cold

Tips for summer food safety

The more people cook outdoors at picnics and barbecues, the greater the chance that bacteria can multiply on food and make people sick.   The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service offers the following tips. • Perishable

Spicy foods may heighten our perception of salt

Adding some spice to food may make you more aware of the taste of salt, a new study suggests. The findings, published Tuesday in the journal Hypertension, indicates that eating spicy foods may help us consume less salt — and,

Top 10 Health Benefits of Jalapenos

Rich in vitamin A Another vitamin that jalapenos contain a lot of is vitamin A. This component plays a huge role in the immune systems and functions. This means that getting an adequate amount of this vitamin helps the body

Eat A Pepper If You Have A Stuffy Nose

In addition to making your tongue hurt, capsaicin can also help unblock your sinuses.  While this is not a good fix if you’re having trouble breathing (please see a doctor if this is the case!), a spicy pepper can help

7 Health Benefits of Hot Sauce

How spicy do you like it? Many people enjoy that tongue-tingling, lip-burning sensation that comes from eating hot sauces, which contain the scorching heat of chile peppers. Some people may prefer a milder heat with more flavor while others (who

What are the health benefits of capsaicin

The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, the hottest pepper in the world, averages around 1.2 million Scoville units, the scale that measures a pepper’s spiciness. Compare that to 5,000 Scoville units for the average jalapeno, and you’ll see why the Moruga Scorpion

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