The established health advantages from hot peppers continues to rise at a break-neck speed, analogous to the increasing popularity of ingesting spicy foods in various forms. The heat and health benefits comes from a chemical called capsaicin.
Historically, spicy additives to food helped prevent spoiling in warm climes before the introduction of refrigeration. The anti-microbial effects of capsaicin can stop up to 75% of bacterial growth. People from cultures who lived and survived due to the use of various spices passed down to the next of kin spicy recipes and taste buds desiring extra zing in food.
Fights the Flu, Colds and Fungal Infections
Hot peppers are chock-full of beta carotene and antioxidants that enhance your immune system and will aid in fighting off colds and the flu.
Research has showed that nasal sprays containing capsaicin relieve congestion. Hot pepper consumption raises body temperature, which activates the immune system to fight flu and norovirus viruses and raises the body’s temperature.
Consumption of peppers fights against 16 fungal strains by reducing fungal pathogens.
Prevents AllergiesDue to the anti-inflammatory properties of capsaicin, hot peppers can help avoid allergies and symptoms from allergies.
Benefits the Digestive Tract
This may sound counter-intuitive, but the capsaicin in peppers actually act as an anti-irritant. Although hot, spicy meals should be avoided by those with ulcers, research has shown that peppers are really good for ulcers.
For example, pepper powder provides trace amounts of anti-oxidants and other chemicals to aid digestive issues such as, healing an upset stomach, reducing intestinal gas, curing diarrhea and acting as a natural remedy for cramps.
It does this by reducing the acidity in the digestive tract that causes ulcers. It also helps generate saliva and promotes stomach fluids facilitating digestion.
Promotes a Healthy HeartBy reducing lipid deposits and blood serum cholesterol, it also benefits the circulatory system, prevents heart disease, and reverses excessive blood clotting. It also dilates the blood vessels to aid in blood flow.
Have you ever had a pain on a body part that was your sole focus until it was replaced by an even worse pain? The original pain simply disappeared when your brain focused on the new injury.
This is what happens when you eat hot peppers and get a migraine. Your body becomes desensitized to the migraine, reducing the overall sensation of pain.
Quells PsoriasisPsoriasis is an itchy skin condition resulting in ugly skin patches. Capsaicin cream reduces the number of cells that replicate and aids in the reversal of auto-immune skin lesions.
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Relieves Joint Pain
Because capsaicin from peppers has powerful pain-relieving properties, it can be applied to the skin to reduce the chemical P, the ingredient that carries pain messages to the brain.
Pain receptors eventually exhaust themselves by draining the body’s reserves. Once this happens, the capsaicin serves as a pain relief. It works well for shingles, HIV neuropathy, and other types of pain.
Improves Metabolism / Promotes Weight Loss
Spicy chili peppers speed up your metabolism by creating a thermogenic process that creates heat in your body.
This process is energy-intensive, so you will burn additional calories. Eating hot peppers for breakfast suppresses appetite for the rest of the day, ultimately leading to weight loss.
You can even alter the proteins in your body to fight fat accumulation.
Capsaicin has also been studied as a holistic method for weight loss. It selectively destroys nerve fibers that send messages from the stomach to the brain.
Reduces Cancer Risk
Capsaicin, found in pepper pulp, is being studied as an anti-cancer agent due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces the growth of prostate cancer cells while leaving normal cells intact.
Studies have shown that eating large amounts of hot peppers can help with breast, pancreatic and bladder cancer. (8 big habaneros a week)