Is Hot Sauce Healthy?

Did you know that hot sauce is one of the healthiest ways to inject serious flavor into your meals without excess sugars, sodium, carbs and f#ckery? Besides being a great low-calorie choice, hot sauce is packed with additional health benefits…

November 30, 2020

Totally Radical

Listen Skippy, nothing in this article should be considered medical advice. You should definitely consult with your doctor for any health related concerns. Ok? Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s explore what the internet machine says:

A primary benefit of hot sauce is its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Antioxidants are compounds that inhibit oxidation, a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food or when you’re exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation, causing damage to cells. Naturally occurring antioxidants include flavonoids, tannins, phenols and lignans and may help protect cells from this damage, and play a role in protecting against diseases like heart disease and cancer.

Chili peppers are also rich in capsaicinoids, quercetin, sinapic acid, ferulic acid and other antioxidants with strong anti-inflammatory effects. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury, often causing swelling or pain. It’s designed to heal the body and restore normal tissue function.

Spice Up Your Life

Capsaicin is an active component of chili peppers, responsible for the “heat” that we all love. The more capsaicin, the hotter the pepper. The funny thing is, it’s not actually a taste registered by the taste buds that we respond to, but rather a pain response produced by your nerve receptors, flooding the body with endorphins. There are many documented benefits to capsaicin including metabolism boost, lower blood pressure, digestive health and pain relief(ironic).


Choose your own adventure, Skippy.


Hot Sauce is not the panacea to all your ailments, but there are many documented studies highlighting its benefits. Peppers are natural powerhouses, containing all kinds of beneficial vitamins and minerals that can lower blood pressure, help to reduce inflammation and contain anti-aging properties. High in Vitamin C, peppers can help prevent colds and other chronic diseases, according to experts.

By choosing an all-natural hot sauce like Fury Hot Sauce, you’re choosing one of the best tasting, lowest calorie, low sodium condiment options available. We don’t charge extra for the added health benefits. You’re welcome!