Chilli Peppers: Spicy Goodness for your Taste Buds and Health


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For some people, just the thought of consuming spicy food is enough to ruin their appetite. Of course, it is not because these foods are not delicious but, they cannot tolerate the peppery effect after each bite. Yet, other individuals cannot stop themselves from consuming peppery luscious meals. The reasons vary from person to person as well, such as; they do feel a certain adrenaline rush or they are exposed to it since they were young and acquired tolerance. But, did you know that these hot and chili peppers can do so much more for your body that we give it credit for?

Capsicum annuum branches to varieties and groups. Among these groups, one stands out the most for its exceptional spice and phenomenal health advantages, the Cayenne.

Why is it good for you?

It all boils down to the capsaicin, the phytochemical which is exclusively found in these peppers is the answer! It is present in all chili peppers? Yes and no, because the seeds lack any trace of the phytochemical.

Hale and Hearty Heart!

As you would have noticed, a single bite from the peppers automatically raises the heart rate of your body and pumps more blood which efficiently dilates the blood vessels and helps the whole circulatory system. Scientifically, it is capable to lower blood serum cholesterol and scales down lipid deposits effectively reversing extreme blood clotting.

Goodbye Migraine!

A recurring and escalating migraine attack is tormenting. The pulsating nature affecting only half of your head, other symptoms occur too like, sensitivity to sound, light, smell, nausea, and vomiting. Hot peppers when consumed, the body reacts, becoming desensitized to the headache and the pain is diminished. What can you do to ease the pulsating attack? Take a few chilis and then slice them, add some ginger, water, let it boil for a few minutes and then drink it!

Eradicates Colds and Flu

Chili peppers are abundant with antioxidants and beta-carotene which are helpful in supporting and boosting your immune system. Capsaicin nasal sprays shrink congestion and as your body heats up, it activates the immune system to fight colds and flu.

Weight Loss and Modifies Metabolism

In this time of the novel Covid19 crisis, it seems people are resorting more to stress-eating. A practice that can cause more harm than good for our overall health. Thus, it is imperative to select a nutritious diet and adding chili peppers can help you in a lot more ways than having a tasty spicy meal. Studies have shown it can curb your appetite which helps in losing weight. It also modifies the body’s metabolism, revving up the thermogenic process, successfully generates heat! Well-digested food equates to burning the excess calories and gives you the energy you need!

It is worth also noting that there might be risks involved when consuming the hot peppers. When you are already taking different types of medications especially, blood thinners. If you are breastfeeding, it is better not to consume spicy foods. Is it necessary to add chili to your pantry? Yes, but always exercise caution and arm yourself with information. Because it doesn’t just add flavor and excitement to your food, it grants you natural and healthy benefits too!

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