- Reduce Weight
- Prevent cancer from spreading
- Clear sinuses and relieve congestion
- Stop ulcers from forming
- Reduce risk of heart disease and stroke
Hot Healing Doctor!
So not everyone is a fan of Chili peppers but there are plenty who savor the hot flavor in every bite.
These red hot peppers are not just considered a spice for flavoring your dishes. They are reputed to have great healing power for our health.
Historically, hot chili peppers has been known to be a natural remedy for many common illnesses: coughs, colds, sinus congestion and bronchitis.
Evidence from research has shown that it can even prohibit the growth of stomach ulcers! Other aggregated research has shown to indicate that chili peppers may help you lose weight and prohibit cancer cells in its track.
Weight Loss Miracle?
Did you know that consuming chili peppers may provide three shields for our weight obsessed society?
First of all, consuming chili pepper helps fight off cravings for more food. The intensity of the hot taste can overstimulate the taste buds, which in turn cuts off cravings. The brain sends signal to the hypothalamus to stop eating more. This will help curb over-eating leading to better weight loss management. So trick your mind into thinking you’re full by adding a little chili pepper in your taste bud.
Secondly, consuming chili peppers actually helps you eat less. A study from Dutch scientist followed 12 men that gave them 0.9 gram of fine powder chili pepper in a pill form or mixed into a fruit beverage. Half an hour later, they set these 12 men into an all you can eat buffet and found the following result: They discover that those who took the chili pepper ate less by 10-15% when compared to the placebo group.
Lastly, the body requires energy to actually eat the hot chili pepper. yes, you got it! We actually burn calories as we eat them. The heat and sweat that you see dripping on our faces when you munch of chili peppers actually indicates calories been burned in our system. This also means that it flushes out toxins that’s being stored in our cells.
Potential cure for cancer?
Studies conducted by the University of Pittsburgh discovered that the compound called capsaicin, known to be causing the ‘heat’ when consumed found that it actually kills pancreatic cancer cells injected into mice through a process known as apoptosis. Mind you that pancreatic cell is one of the most deadliest aggressive cancer cell, considered the 5th leading cause of death related to cancer in the U.S.A
Moreover, good news or men with prostate cancer concerns. Study found. Research scholars at University of California, School of Medicine, found that capsaicin stops the spread of prostate cancer cells. They gave animals with prostate tumour and fed them capsaicin 3 times a week. After only a month, the growth and size had decreased significantly.
Sizzle down a cold!
The compound that helps clear our congestion is attributed to Capsaicin, the ‘heat’ factor in chili peppers and other hot peppers. Did you know that capsaicin is quite similar to a drug name called guaifenesin, often found in OTC and cold medicines? So in short, chili peppers are an all natural decongestant and expectorant.
Studies conducted in Korea found that consuming capsaicin actually affects the immune system. They found that mice that were fed a daily dose of capsaicin had three times more antibodies cells after 3 weeks. In humans, this translates to fewer colds and infection, and faster recuperation from such illnesses.
Tip from Chili Pepper Institute:
When you are feeling ill and a cup of chicken soup is offered to you, try adding a few drops of hot chili pepper sauce to experience immediate relief from sinuses and congestion.
Heart and Stomach:
Consuming peppers can decrease your chance of developing heart disease. How? Well, capsaicin stimulate circulation of the blood thereby prevents clotting that could potentially lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Experiments carried out by Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research found that capsaicin realign dangerous heart-rhythm disturbances, lower blood pressure, and improve blood flow to the heart.
Amazingly, studies also discovered that it helps lower cholesterol levels in turkeys. Similiarly to humans, turkeys tend to develop hardening of the arteries that contributes to cardiac problems.
Myth Bustinng Chili Pepper!
You might have heard about people advising others to not eat spicy food if they are prone to ulcers, particularly stomach ulcers. Current research now indicates that chili peppers might actually help stop ulcers from arising.
They noticed that the capsaicin stimulates the stomach lining through a secretion of protective digestive juices, thereby eradicating ulcer-causing bacterias from forming.
Loaded with hot vitamins!
Consuming hot chili pepper into your diet may stop your anti-aging clock. They are a great source of antioxidants like Vitamin C and beta-carotene. As mentioned before, they help fight free radicals that causes cell damage. One red chili contains 3 mg of beta-carotene, approximately 30-50%, exceeding the recommended dosage. Chili peppers will help curb cancer and heart diseases from flourishing in our body.