Some people love spices in whatever they eat and they cannot stay away eating spicy food. They love to add hot sauces on everything and add a pinch of chili flakes to nearly all foods.
Lovers of spicy food will add a zing of spice in every bite and that’s the way they love eating.
Besides increasing thirst and sweating the hot peppers have a multitude of healthy benefits.
Hot Peppers aid Weight Loss:
The spicy peppers have an active ingredient-capsaicin, a component responsible for making them hot and spicy.
The more the capsaicin content, the hotter the pepper is.
Capsaicin is present in high amount in peppers such as scotch bonnets or habeneros and jalepenos while in bell pepper the capsaicin content is relatively low.
These hot peppers and their superhot capsaicin content are loaded with some amazing health benefits.
Oneworldnews tells you about some of the benefits of peppers:
Helps Weight Loss:
Weight loss is one area where peppers have shown remarkable and promising results. Studies have revealed that capsaicin helps in weight loss and enhances the rate at which your body burns calories. Appetite is also decreased by eating peppers.
So, add peppers in your diet to trim down your waistline and look slim.
Experts believe that if ground cayenne (rich in capsaicin) is sprinkled on food, it can suppress your appetite and burn down the accumulated calories.
Studies have shown that capsaicin have the remarkable ability to target mitochondria (the powerhouses of cells) of cancer cells thereby triggering cellular death. The pepper extracts have shown promising results in the tissues of pancreatic and lung cancers.
Capsaicin as a Pain Killer:
Besides being anti-cancerous, capsaicin is also known to be an effective natural pain killer.
When capsaicin is topically applied or ingested, a burning sensation is felt because nerves release a substance known as ‘Substance P’. This is further sent to the brain where it is registered as pain so by reducing the amount of Substance P, the perception of pain can be decreased. This can be good news for patients of arthritis, nerve damage or sore muscles.
Though peppers may heat up your mouth and tongue a little! But seeing the role in diminishing pain isn’t it worth eating one?
Now you know well, why hot peppers are added to Indian or Mexican cuisine, it’s not for the taste alone, but for the immense health benefits associated with the spicy peppers.
Grab a bottle of crushed pepper and sprinkle on everything you eat be it eggs, pizzas, burgers or crudités.
Make your food spicy and life easy!