If you think that the only purpose of chili peppers is to provide the ‘hotness’ factor to chili beans and other spicy dishes, think again.
In fact, it is this your-mouth-feels-on-fire factor which provides a host of health benefits to those who love chili peppers. The substance which makes chili peppers hot is called Capsaicin, a phytochemical.
Capsaicin helps prevent risks of certain cancers and type 2 diabetes. It is also a natural pain reliever, helps fight inflammation, prevents nasal congestion and stomach ulcers.
For those who are trying to lose weight, chili peppers will envelope you in heat which will help shed off those excess pounds and boost your metabolism. This amazing spice is also rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, dietary fibers, potassium and iron.
Finally, chili peppers are heart friendly since they help reduce the incidence of blood clots, helps reduce your cholesterol level while lowering the risks of stroke and heart attack.