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The Benefits of Eating Hot Peppers

The Benefits of Eating Hot Peppers

If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen!

Hot peppers, or chillies, have a huge variety of colours and types, and even spicy. Many people love them, however, some others can’t even smell them as they might be very hot for their palates.

If you are a Hot Peppers lover then congratulations because you are doing a great job by eating them, if you are not, then here are some of the benefits of eating the Hot Peppers that can maybe change your opinion.

Watch SCI’s video about the benefits of eating spicy food.

Benefits of hot peppers:

  • They help in weight loss diets: Capsaicin speeds up the heart, which stimulates the metabolism by increasing the body heat and speeding up the rate at which the body burns calories. In addition, it also helps you feel less hungry.
  • They improve blood circulation: Capsaicin increases the speed of blood flow and lowers blood pressure, making it easier for the blood to reach the heart. The vitamins A and C in the Hot Peppers strengthen the walls of the blood vessels.
  • They are a natural anticancer: Studies have shown that Capsaicin slows the growth of cancer cells.
Watch It’s Okay To Be Smart’s video about spices, spicy food and the benefits of it for the health.
  • They fight colds: They open the nasal passages improving congestion and asthma, also regulating body temperature in case of flu.
  • They fight depression: They are a natural depression treatment by generating endorphins and serotonins that give a feeling of well-being.
  • They are aphrodisiacs: Their high content of general vitamin C endorphins, so some theories hold that spicy is an aphrodisiac.

Now you know how healthy and beneficial is to eat hot peppers, make sure you include them in your diet at least a couple of times a week.

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