Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Turn Up the Heat! Spicy Foods Can Be Good For You

If you enjoy spicy foods it is most likely because you think they taste great. Well, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach is here to tell you that not only are your taste buds getting a treat when you bite into something "hot" but you're also getting some health benefits at the same time. (Pretty "cool", huh?)

Our BBQ restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few spicy delicacies on the menu. Below we've listed some of the reasons why you might want to begin adding more spicy foods to your diet. After that, we'll give you a peek at some of the delicious ways you can do that at the Boot. 

Health Benefits of Spicy Foods

  • Stress Relief
    Endorphins are released in your body when you consume spicy food. These "feel-good" hormones are like 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 capasaicin 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 capasaicin in peppers has the ability to kill some cancer and leukemic cells. It creates a reaction that lowers the risk of tumors too. 

Menu Items With a Bit of Heat

Wobbly Boots BBQ has a few menu items that are ready to heat up your taste buds. Not too much spice to truly enjoy but instead, just the right amount! (Of course, if you need it hotter, we're happy to see what we can do!) 

El Diablo Burger
A real mouth-burner! This incredible burger is topped with pepper jack cheese, bacon, jalapenos, and our zesty 6-pepper sauce. 

Black & Bleu Burger
Our famous Farm Boy Burger spiced up with Cajun seasoning and topped with Bleu cheese crumbles. It's great with bacon added too. 

6-Pepper Steak Po' Boy
Thin-shaved smoked prime rib and Swiss cheese topped with our 6-pepper sauce and served on a hoagie. 

Hot Cheesy Stripper
Breaded chicken tenders tossed in our hot chipotle sauce with melted Provolone cheese on a hoagie roll. 

Chipotle Buffalo Wobbly Wings
Juicy jumbo chicken wings coated in our house dry rub, slow-roasted in our hickory pit, and tossed in our very special version of a traditional Buffalo sauce. Our Wobbly Wings are also available Trashed (deep-fried before serving) or with one of the following sauces instead: BBQ, Original, or Teriyaki. 

When you're ready to add a little "spice" to your life, head on over to our family restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Let us know just how hot you want it and we'll make sure it's both spicy and delicious! 

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4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

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