I have never been a fan of spicy food. And this is not to say that I completely hate it. If I must have it, I like it in moderation. There are those however, who do not mind it. They actually love spicy food. If you are like me, hotels and restaurants in Nairobi that offer spicy foods aren’t exactly top on the list of places you’d rather eat.
Today’s post is for people like me and those that completely avoid spicy foods. Science has proven that you should actually be eating spicy food. It doesn’t just rouse your taste buds, it’s great for your wellbeing.
- It’s Good For Your Heart
Research shows that hot peppers lowers heart disease risk by lowering levels of Low-Density Lipoprotein which is “bad” cholesterol and increasing High-Density Lipoprotein which is “good” cholesterol. The bad cholesterol contributes to plaque, a thick, hard deposit that can clog arteries and makes them less flexible, making blood circulation difficult. Capsaicin, found in peppers reduces the level of the cholesterol in the blood, improving circulation.
- They Help Start and Maintain Your Weight loss
I know, I’m surprised as well. But think about it, having pepper or hot chili on your food discourages you from eating a lot. Most hotels and restaurants in Nairobi have a bottle of chili on their table so add a little bit in your meal especially during dinner where you are encouraged to eat less. Scientists also say that capsaicin found in spicy food which speeds up the metabolism by increasing heart rate and body temperature. This, in turn will help your body burn calories faster
- Helps with Ulcers
Contrary to an old wives tale claiming spicy foods causes ulcers or makes it worse, scientists say that hot chilies actually decrease the output of gastric acid and can also reduce the stomach bleeding associated with taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as aspirin.
Other benefits of spicy foods include helping with sinuses, easing sore muscles and reducing bloating. So next time you have an option of having spicy food maybe you should. To start you on your journey of having spicy foods, Yululate has some recommendations of restaurants in Nairobi that serve spicy foods.
DusitD2 is located at the leafy and secure Riverside Drive, just five minutes form the CBD.
It’s famed for its interior décor and serene environment. They also have a wide range of spicy cuisines so check them out
Anghiti is an Indian restaurant specializing in Indian cuisines. They are located on Rhapta road in Nairobi. Drop by and see if their food is hot (pun intended).
Urban Eatery in Westlands is the perfect place to have all the spicy food you can. They have Mexican, Chinese, Italian and Indian. The food has been described as awesomely spicy so we are thinking you might want to pace yourself. Ever been there? How was the experience? Comment below.
Drop by Pablos anytime of the day at the Best Western Primer Hotel and try their spicy international cuisines as well as their famous Italian delicacies. You won’t regret it, promise.
Among other things, Slims Restaurant located in Milimani have some of the best spicy chicken wings in town. Please prove us right by visiting them.
Who are we kidding, all Javas are great but we had to pick one so we picked the Java House along Koinange Street for their amazing pepper steak. Have that and their spicy chips with salsa or guacamole. Thank us later.
We couldn’t put up all the restaurants in Nairobi that serve spicy foods but you can search for them on here and see which one is closest to you. Do not forget to review them once you try them out. You can also comment your recommendations on where to get the best spicy foods in town down below.