Dishes lavishly flavored with spices such as pepper, turmeric, and cinnamon can protect you from physical harm caused by eating fatty food.
A scientific team from the Pennsylvania State University discovered that spices are rich in antioxidants and can diminish the cardiac stress resulting from the intake of fatty foods.
According to lead researcher Sheila West, eating foods with a high fat content you end up having a high level of triglycerides in the blood. If it happens frequently or the triglyceride level gets too high, the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases comes up.
The researchers conducted a series of experiments in which volunteers received dishes with two tablespoonfuls of various spices per portion – added to chicken curry, Italian bread with herbs and cinnamon cookies.
Blood analyses showed that the addition of spices brings the triglyceride level down by about 30% as compared to eating the same meals but without any spices.