Hot Peppers

hot-peppersHot peppers aren’t nearly as scary as people make them out to be. They may make your nose run and eyes water but they are, in fact, quite good for you, in part for those precise reasons!

  1. The compound capsaicin, naturally found in hot peppers, has been found to have anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties.
  2. Fresh hot peppers are rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and bioflavonoids, which can help reduce blood pressure and strengthen blood vessels.
  3. 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.
  4. The capsaicin in hot peppers can help weight loss by increasing metabolism and generating heat, causing the body to burn calories.
  5. No cholesterol and saturated fats, low in calories and sodium, and high in fiber.

 

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