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Spicy for keeping cool

Summer always comes strongly to our geographical area, and stays with us longer than normal; having to follow a set of guidelines to combat the high temperatures. During this time is always reminded that we must drink plenty of water, avoid heavy meals and eat more fruit and vegetables. But, what about the spicy?

For the European culture it is inconceivable to eat spicy in warm weather. It is mistakenly think that spicy food will increase the feeling of  being overwhelmed, raising body temperature, and nothing could be further from reality; after the initial high temperature the body acts in such a way we get a pleasant sensation of freshness. why this relationship?

There are many myths about spicy food: that it causes hemorrhoids, heartburn or that could cause contractions in pregnant women. On the other hand, various scientific studies show that some chemicals in foods such as chili, curry or pepper can have positive effects on the health, fighting at the same time against the summer heat.

The reason can be found in the capsaicin, the main chemical found in this type of food. Capsaicin is responsible for activating pain receptors in the mouth and throat before that sensation of heat, sending a signal to the brain to accelerate the pulse, releasing endorphins and increasing the sweating.

The sweat thus becomes a defense mechanism to refrigerate us when we need it most, this absorbs the heat of our skin and evaporates, feeling cooler: Curiosities of life!!!

At Fresco you can find the best spicy dishes for this summer, and may combine them with an amazing beer or sangria, the best feeling to fight the heat, with Fresco seal.