Body by Buffalo

"Body by Buffalo." That’s not something you expect to see screened on a muscle tee, or emblazoned across the entrance to your local gym. But it could be, as research gives real cred to the rumors that fiery foods are good for you. And as the vinegar-based cayenne pepper sauce known as “buffalo” grows in popularity and enjoys even more creative applications among foodies, it’s cool to know that hot is healthy.

Trust us, we’re in the midst of spicing our way to wellness and elevating buffalo to the capital of the heat map. Since Noble Made happens to offer a trio of healthy, insanely-tasty buffalo sauces (and a shaker of zippy buffalo seasoning) across a spectrum of spiciness, the idea of this particular pourable hotness offering real body benefits makes us feel all, well, warm inside.

Yes, even as the mercury is rising outside, we are stoked to point out all the ways buffalo can transform all food to be craved by all the eaters. Vegetarian? Buffalo cauliflower bites. Carnivore? Buffalo chicken meatballs. Tender taste buds? Mild Buffalo wings. Buds of steel? Hot Buffalo straight from the bottle (just kidding, of course – we advise at least dipping a celery heart). With a few dips or a giant douse from our Buffalo lineup, anything - and anyone - can achieve perfect hotness.

And yet, not secondary to this flavor odyssey, we have a study-driven chronicle of the perks delivered by spicy foods – buffalo included.

  1. Metabolism kick – Capsaicin, the compound that gives peppers their zing, has been found to boost the body’s ability to break down fat and burn more energy.
  2. Appetite control – Capsaicin also appears to trigger the hypothalamus (the part of the brain that controls hunger) to expedite a feeling of fullness.
  3. Heart health help – In helping to break down fats in food, fiery spices can play a role in keeping the heart healthy by aiding in the reduction of blood pressure and cholesterol.
  4. Microbiome boost – By stimulating a healthy gut flora, capsaicin can have a positive effect on the gastrointestinal tract.
  5. Inflammation defense – Not only can pepper’s hot compound fight inflammation in the belly, but capsaicin cream has also shown efficacy in soothing arthritis and fibromyalgia.
  6. Diet enjoyment (and adherence) – Spices work to combat blandness and boredom in recipes calling for little or no sugar or salt.

Consider these the nod you needed to apply more heat to your summer fare, knowing they won’t wreck your beach body (and actually makes it kinda hotter… at least on the inside). Though, we know, you didn’t really need any more convincing to slather some buffalo on your backyard BBQ or shake some buffalo over your picnic salads. Still, we couldn’t leave you to sweat out the menu all on your own. Pick your faves and play with the fire – our Mild, Medium, and Buffalo sauces are interchangeable in every recipe, and our Buffalo seasoning is totally layer-able. Each sauce is Whole30-Approved, Certified Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Certified Paleo, and our seasoning is Whole30-Approved, Certified Gluten-Free, and Keto-Friendly. So, any way you use them, it’s good to eat heat.