It helps burn fat
Not a fan of working up a sweat at the gym? Try working it up on your plate. Not only does capsaicin scald your tongue, but it might also scorch your fat at the same time. On one hand, the painful effect of capsaicin helps reduce your food intake. It takes a lot longer to get through a pound of chicken wings when each bite feels like the seventh circle of hell. Slower eating gives your brain time to realize that you’re full, which is basically natural portion control. At the same time, capsaicin revs up your body temperature and metabolism, increasing the amount of calories you burn while eating. That means that eating hot wings definitely, 100% will help you lose weight.
It keeps blood pressure under control
High blood pressure leads to some nasty complications, including heart attacks and strokes. Blood pressure management usually involves lame advice like "eat less bacon" or "make more kale smoothies." More hot sauce is the one blood pressure prescription that actually doesn’t suck. Recent studies have demonstrated that capsaicin lowers blood pressure through a variety of mechanisms. Texas Pete might make your mouth freak out, but your blood vessels are relaxed and healthier for it.