Benefits Of Chilli

Chilli: Benefits On Health

Benefits Of Chilli
Benefits Of Chilli

Numerous studies have shown that peppers have beneficial effects on health.


The pepper derives most of its virtues capsaicin , the chemical compound that gives it its pungency and causes the burning sensation on our taste buds. The stronger a pepper is, the more it is rich in capsaicin.

Capsaicin decreases appetite by increasing the feeling of satiety. It boosts up the metabolism and aids to "burn" fat . 
Its action on digestion , infections , inflammation , sweat , and convulsions has been demonstrated. 
A study in the UK found that capsaicin can selectively kill cancer cells in certain cancers (pancreas, lung, prostate): some researchers believe this is why some types of cancer are rarer among Indians and Mexicans than among Westerners.

Benefits Of Chilli:

Chili is rich in  antioxidants

Thanks to 2 of its components, luteolin and quercetin (which are flavonoids), pepper protects our cells from the destructive action of free radicals .


Chili is rich in  vitamins

Vitamin A (beta carotene): action on the skin , the respiratory tract , the urinary tract
Vitamin B6  : action on red blood cells and the immune system
Vitamin C  : action on teeth , bones , cartilage , scarring , iron absorption , infections
Vitamin E  (as alpha-tocopherol): Action the free radicals , the cancers , the cardiovascular system , the central nervous system
Vitamin K  : action on blood coagulation and liver
Vitamin PP  : action on fatigue , skin , appetite , psychic problems

Chili is rich in  trace elements :

Copper  : essential to the formation of the hemoglobin and collagen
Iron  : essential for the formation of red blood cells and  the transport of oxygen in the blood
Manganese  : protection against free radicals
Magnesium  : action on muscle contraction and blood coagulation
Potassium : action on heart contractions


Numerous studies conducted by scientific teams in several countries have shown that pepper consumption has beneficial effects on health.

The chilli:

  • Helps to lose weight  by promoting satiety and speeding up metabolism

  • relieves  :
  • the osteoarthritis
  • the rheumatism
  • l ' arthritis
  • the cold
  • the stomach pains (including those related to the use of certain anti-inflammatories, such as aspirin)
  • protects the stomach from peptic ulcers: decreased gastric acid production and bleeding
  • promotes food digestion and nutrient absorption
  • detoxifies the body, helps eliminate waste
  • strengthens immunity
  • helps to regulate :
  • the diabetes (decreased in need insulin after a meal containing pepper)
  • the cholesterol blood
  • the triglycerides
  • the platelet blood
  • promotes  the release of endorphins into the blood, resulting in a feeling of well-being

Studies are underway to validate the action of pepper in several areas:

protection against cardiovascular disease
protection against cancer
action against pain
action on falling asleep and sleep


consumed in high doses, pepper may increase the risk of stomach cancer
Never use pepper on the eyes, on a wound, on the mucous membranes, on an inflammation
Do not use pepper in the following cases:
gastroesophageal reflux
irritable bowel syndrome
child under 2 years


The easiest way to consume pepper is to put in your dishes to raise the seasoning.

What if it stings too much? 
If you have a mouth on fire after chewing in a pepper or tasting a dish too spicy, do not throw yourself on a glass of water! Indeed, the capsaicin responsible for the pungent flavor is not soluble in water ... You must drink a glass of milk, or eat a piece of cheese: it is in the fat that capsaicin dissolves. And if the milk is not enough, try a spoonful of olive oil!

And if its flavor is too strong for you, you can still enjoy the benefits of pepper by consuming it in the form of capsules .
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