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Jun 24, 2019

Tori Martinet Quoted in Shape.com

Our Corporate Director of Wellness, Tori Martinet MS RD, is featured in a new article on Shape.com, sharing the benefits of spicy foods.

"'Spicy food can increase your feelings of satiety, meaning harissa makes you feel full and happy,' says Tori Martinet, registered dietitian and director of wellness and nutrition at Restaurant Associates (the company behind the cafes at The Smithsonian Institution and The Metropolitan Museum of Art). The main health benefit of harissa is that it contains capsaicin, the compound in chilis that makes them spicy, says Martinet. Capsaicin is an antioxidant that may be able to boost your metabolism, improve heart health, and reduce cancer-causing inflammation...Harissa is most often found in the form of a ready-to-eat paste that is sold at most grocery stores or can be made at home, but it's also available in a powder that is simply mixed with olive oil and lemon juice when you're ready to use it. Similar to chipotle or Sriracha, harissa can be used in a marinade, to season a dish while cooking, or as a final addition at the end. Swirl it into hummus, yogurt, dressings, and dips because the cool, creamy flavors balance the heat, says Martinet."

Read the article here: https://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/meal-ideas/what-is-harissa?

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