August 6, 2012 in Uncategorized
Capsaicin is the active component of chili peppers, which are plants belonging to the genus Capsicum. It is an irritant for mammals, including humans, and produces a sensation of burning in any tissue with which it comes into contact.
Yes, we know chili peppers can get a little spicy, but that burning sensation has quite a few health benefits!
- Chili peppers can help lower blood sugar levels by controlling insulin levels after eating a meal. .
- They can improve heart health, boost circulation, thin blood and helps protect against strokes.
- Regular intake of chili peppers can health reduce inflammation and reduce the effects of rheumatoid s and arthritis.
- Chili peppers have the ability to reduce pain without the common side effects caused by prescription pain medication.
- Capsaicin blocks a natural chemical called Substance P, which is involved in the transmission and perception of pain; which in return allows the body to be able to relax more easily.
- Clears congestion and opens nasal passages, especially if your eating a hot chili pepper!
- Researchers have found that chili peppers can help reduce the spread of prostate cancer and lowers the risk of stomach cancer.
- Chili peppers have the ability to increase the metabolic rate which helps burn fat.
So next time you get in the kitchen, think about adding a little spice to your meal. We promise you the health benefits are worth the burn!