The health benefits of eating spicy foods include (from SELF magazine) :
- increased metabolism (the capsacin in chilies burn bonus calories for 20 minutes after eating)
- reduce damaging effects of LDL (bad cholesterol)
- cancer prevention
- lower blood pressure
- boost in feel good seratonin
We tried the Alan Wong Asian guacamole for a spicy alternative to the regular guacamole.
2 avocadoes, peeled, pitted and cubed
1 small sweet onion, finely chopped (Maui onion, red onion)
3 T lime juice
3 T rice wine vinegar
1 T green onion, thinly sliced
1 T finely chopped cilantro (or more)
1 T grated fresh ginger
1 t chili garlic paste (or sriracha
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mash gently to mix, keeping avocados chunky. Serve with pita chips or tortillas. Want more spice? No scared em.