The hot and spicy chilli peppers are good for your health

Posted: December 21, 2014 in General Awareness, Health, kelly speca

It makes our eyes water, burns our tongue, makes us sweat, but we still love to have it, as it makes any bland dish hot and spicy. Yes I, Kelly Speca, am talking about chilli peppers. These are used as one of the most important ingredients in your domestic recipe and also while preparing delicious cuisines in restaurants, hotels etc. Although chilli peppers have been a part of the diet for ages, but it is now that a variety of health benefits of these red and gree hot chilli pods are being explored by the modern diet experts. Read on further to take a look at the various positive impacts of chilli peppers on your health.

  • Boosts your immune system: Vitamin A and vitamin C are the two most important vitamins that are required by the immune system of your body to function smoothly and efficiently. Chilli peppers are loaded with the two of these. Vitamin A content of the pods keeps the mucous membrane lining the nasal passages and intestinal tract healthier whereas the vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant fighting free radical and infectious germs that causes chest congestion and common cold, hence making the body immune.
  • Control diabetes: according to research and studies, consuming chillis in your regular diet, the insulin level required to break down the food is lowered. Thus a lower amount of insulin is required to lower down the blood sugar levels and hence chilli can be used as a natural remedy to control diabetes.
  • Maintains a healthy heart: being rich capsaincinoids, chilli peppers especially the red ones lowers the bad cholesterol level in the body. The cholesterol is easily broken down and flushed out of the body. These also help in reducing trygleceride levels as well as platelet aggregation. Further, consuming green chillies blocks the action of a gene (cyclooxygenase-2) that hinders the blood flow in the arteries, hence preventing strokes. Consuming chillies also help in the process of dissolving fibrin, which if fails can lead to the formation of clots. Thus overall we can say that chillies help in maintaining a healthy heart.
  • Helps prevent cancer: the antioxidant, capsaicin of chilli peppers destroys the cancerous cells that give rise to protrate and bowel cancers. This is the reason why people suffering with these types of cancers are often recommended to eat a certain amount of green or red chilli pods in their daily diet.
  • Helps relieve pain: chilli peppers are known to be natural pain killers due to their anti inflammatory properties. Therefore, the people suffering with different types of arthritis. They restrict the action of neuropeptide (responsible for pain and inflammation) and also help to generate endorphins (the feel good chemicals) lping in relieving the pain.
  • Reduces weight: chillis are lower in calories and their capsaicin content helps in increasing the metabolic rate and digestion rate. The fast metabolism helps in melting of the fat much quickly and thus results in a healthier weight loss.

Well these were just a few of the health benefits of eating the hot chilli pods in your daily diet compiled by me Kelly Speca. If you know some more, then please share them in the comments below.

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