International Hot & Spicy Food Day falls in the month of January (January 16, to be exact,) not to be confused with “National” Hot & Spicy Food Day that happens in the United States in August. (Apparently, we love spicy food so much we need to observe its glory twice a year!) Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive has our fair share of these types of menu items to offer, so we’re always ready to celebrate this taste sensation with you. In today’s blog, our Des Moines BBQ restaurant also has a few reasons why eating hot and spicy foods is actually good for you too!
Hot & Spicy Eats
If you prefer your food on the spicy side, we’ve got a few delicious options for you to choose from. In addition to the best BBQ in Des Moines, you’ll also find these tasty treats that will leave your appetite fully satisfied! Some are on the milder side, but if you need more heat, just let us know when you order!
Our slow-smoked jumbo wings don’t start out spicy, but we have a few sauce choices to toss them in that will bring the heat! Go ahead and try them served Dijon Hot, Jalapeno Garlic, or Habanero BBQ style.
Buffalo Bacon Chicken & Jalapeno Flatbread
Our flatbread covered in our chipotle buffalo sauce topped with grilled chicken breast, bacon, and jalapenos topped with our five cheese pizza blend and finished with ranch dressing.
Jalapeno Garlic Shrimp
Eight jumbo shrimp gently sauteed in our jalapeno-garlic butter until perfect and also served with a side of jalapeno-garlic butter.
El Diablo Burger
A real mouth-burner! A half-pound flat-top burger cooked to your liking topped with bacon, jalapenos, our chipotle buffalo sauce, and pepper-jack cheese.
Good To Eat AND Good For You
Not only is it enjoyable (for most people) to bite into deliciously spicy food, but it’s also great for your physical health. Here are just a few of the reasons why chowing down on something hot and spicy can be a good idea.
- Stress Relief
Endorphins are released in your body when you consume spicy food. These “feel-good” hormones are like a natural pain medication, they can reduce anxiety, and even ease the effects of depression.
- Heart Health
“Bad” cholesterol can cause damage to a person’s body, but eating chili peppers can lower the risk of this by increasing the breakdown rate of this type of cholesterol. Blood flow is also increased, improving heart function and lowering blood pressure.
- Weight Loss
Peppers contain a spicy chemical called capsaicin which is great for boosting your metabolism. The effects can last up to 20 minutes after you have eaten. Foods with a little extra heat can also help you to feel full, which reduces cravings for salty, sweet, and fatty foods.
- Eases Congestion
We have all eaten hot foods before that cause us to begin sniffling. This is because spicy items thin mucus, which is perfect when you have clogged nasal passages. The heat can even help with respiratory problems like bronchitis and asthma.
- Cancer Prevention
The American Association for Cancer Research has stated that the capsaicin in peppers has the ability to kill some cancer and leukemic cells. It creates a reaction that lowers the risk of tumors too.
The next time that you are craving something spicy, head on over to our family restaurant in Des Moines and give one of the menu items above a try. Just let us know how hot you can handle it and we’ll do our best to impress your taste buds just like we always do here at Wobbly Boots BBQ.