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Good Reasons Why You Should Include Chilli Peppers On Your Food Or When Eating

what is a chili pepper?

The chili pepper is the fruit of the plants from the genus Capsicum, which are members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. Chili peppers are considered fruit, not vegetables.

Why I Should Add Chilli Pepper on my diet

Fight inflammation

Chilli peppers contain a substance called capsaicin, which gives peppers their characteristic pungency, producing mild to intense spice when eaten.

Natural pain relief

Topical capsaicin is now a recognised treatment option for osteoarthritis pain.

Cardiovascular benefits

Red chilli peppers, such as cayenne, have been shown to reduce blood cholesterol, triglyceride levels, and platelet aggregation, while increasing the body’s ability to dissolve fibrin, a substance integral to the formation of blood clots.

Clear congestion

Capsaicin not only reduces pain, but its peppery heat also stimulates secretions that help clear mucus from your stuffed up nose or congested lungs.

Boost immunity

The bright colour of red chilli peppers signals its high content of beta-carotene or pro-vitamin A.

Just two teaspoons of red chilli peppers provide about six percent of the daily value for vitamin C coupled with more than 10 percent of the daily value for vitamin A.

Lose weight

All that heat you feel after eating hot chili peppers takes energy and calories to produce. Even sweet red peppers have been found to contain substances that significantly increase thermogenesis thst is heat production and oxygen consumption for more than 20 minutes after they are eaten.

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