- The compound capsaicin, naturally found in hot peppers, has been found to have anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties.
- Fresh hot peppers are rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and bioflavonoids, which can help reduce blood pressure and strengthen blood vessels.
- Hot peppers can help fight migraine and sinus headaches. The capsaicin in hot peppers inhibits the neuropeptide Substance P, which is the main transmitter of brain pain.
- The capsaicin in hot peppers can help weight loss by increasing metabolism and generating heat, causing the body to burn calories.
- No cholesterol and saturated fats, low in calories and sodium, and high in fiber.