Eating spicy food is a common culture in India, especially in northern-south India. Indian people end up comprising spices in most of the dishes, and these foods are much relishing. We are habituated to eat spicy food from childhood. Did you know, spices prevent food from spoilage?
There are endless spices with each unique aroma. They add taste to the food. In the north and south India, people eat so much spicy food than the other Indian states. Climate is responsible for this food habit, as these states belong to the hot climate. Also, some Indians eat the non-veg dish, which requires to add a variety of spices.
Spices also protect food from microbes and bacteria, which causes food decomposition. Spices like cinnamon, cumin, garlic, oregano, ginger, black pepper almost kill 80% of the bacteria. They have antioxidant properties to boost up the digestion system. Also, turmeric, red chili powder, coriander, etc. have other health beneficial characteristics.
Eating spicy food makes one sweat a lot, and sweating is the fastest process of cooling down the body. Therefore, people residing in a hot climate (Tamilnadu, Chennai, etc.) consume spicy food a lot. Also, spicy recipes taste so finger-licking and lip-smacking that you must try.
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