Health and Medicine
Pepper Bad for You?
No! Chili is good for us as chili
has all the positive factor for every part of our body
The main ingredient in chili, is called
Capsaicin was extracted from chili by scientists about a century
ago. It has the much desired ability to help burning out fatty
cells. As it works, it goes deep into the fatness and improves
circulations by increasing metabolism during the process
Meanwhile, toxins and wastes are eliminated. Thus, it
improves the firmness
and smoothness of the skin. So whilst it slims, it
beautifies in a healthy way.
flavor-enhancing qualities, capsaicin exhibits its potential in
fighting diseases like diabetes and prostate cancer, recent
research indicates. In a study published in the American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition, for example, Australian
researchers found that adding chili peppers to a person's diet
reduces the amount of insulin that appears in the blood after
eating. High post-meal insulin levels can lead to type 2
diabetes, so the insulin-blunting effect of the peppers may be
protective, the researchers concluded.
word of caution: chili can greatly increase one's appetite, as
it greatly enhances the taste of food. Therefore, one
needs to exercise great discipline
to refrain from over-eating .
chili not only makes delicious food, it also
super health food.It is naturally low in fat, calories low
and has zero cholesterol.
Stir fry method,
colorful, quick and easy
retaining the rich nutrients
and the colors of capsicum
for the health conscious
A Rich Source of Vitamins
Chili is richly endowed
with vitamins A, E and C necessary for general health.
Chili contains seven times more
vitamin C than orange. That makes it a very
It is also a
good source of most B vitamins and vitamin B6
in particular. It is naturally low in fat, calories low in
sodium; and has zero cholesterol.
In addition, it contains very high contents of
minerals like molybdenum, manganese, folate, potassium,
magnesium, thiamin, iron and copper,
giving it a reputation for naturally
boosting the body's immune system.
Apart from its popular use in culinary,
chili is fast gaining attention in use as
a medicine. The main reasons being:
treatment with capsaicin in chili does not
give rise to side effects
as arising from drug uses. Capsaicin is thus a
remarkable health element.
Chili as a painkiller
has been shown to relieve pains due to shingles as well as other
skin ailments. It also helps to relieve cluster headaches, migraine
and sinus the pain. Chili has also been used for muscle or
joint pain like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, backache,,
strains, sprains, and frostbite.
has approved its use in these purposes
There are conflicting opinions regarding the effectiveness of this
treatment. Some like it, some don't.
contain pain-alleviating compounds called salicylates (found in
natural aspirin) which
act only on pain receptors, and not on
Thus chili helps reduce pain......with exact targeting on the pain area
under treatment; and without inflicting paralysis on to other normal
parts of the body, causing unnecessary unconsciousness
In far anticipation, this
ideal painkiller could one day, allow women to give birth
.Also it would allow a patient to have
open-heart surgery while remaining conscious!
The pepper sprays for self defense
The burning effect of capsaicin in chili
use of in a self defense device, called pepper spray. It may be
manufactured to have a Scoville unit of
5 000 000. This is about
5 times hotter than the hottest chili, the
naga jolokia. A blast
of this powerful mist will definitely incapacitate a would be
aggressor, thus giving the user a good chance to run for life.
Food In Lowering Blood Cholesterol
Through decades of
traditional practice, chili has been known to dilate the blood vessels,
cleanse the mucus lining and lower the blood cholesterol. Researches in
humans found that with the intake of capsaicin, the LDL or the bad
cholesterol actually resisted oxidation for a longer period. In doing
so, this helps relieve the heart of a heavy work task, thereby creating
a stronger and healthier heart. It reduces the risks of heart attacks
A Natural Antibiotic
Due to its acidic,
pungent, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, chili is also
known to exhibit immunization abilities. Researches have shown
that chili kills more than 75 % of the thirty harmful bacteria present
in food under studies.
of Assam has her name entered in the
Guinness World Records as the new chili champ, after having munched 51 bhut
jolokia, the world’s hottest chilies, in two minutes.
‘I have been eating Bhut Jolokia since my childhood and never felt
the hotness in my mouth.
I had a sore tongue and
my mother applied a chili paste to cure the infection when I was
five. Since then I developed a penchant
for chilies,’ she said.
Chilies have long been
associated with soothing the digestive system, by acting as
stomach cleansers. According to the UK Food Guide, chili helps to
settle stomach upset and encourages the production of good digestive
It helps to relieve
the symptoms of
Recent researches have proven that red chilies does not cause
stomach ulcers, as has been erroneously believed by many. On the
contrary, intake of chilies can actually prevent or heal them! Research
shows that countries with high consumption of chilies have three
times less reports of stomach ulcers.
It not only spices up your food but allows you to
relax and enjoy while
you eat, without having to exert excessive caution
on nasty microbes. Grandmother’s tale have it that eating chili can help
to de-worm the bowel system! It is also considered as an answer to
infection, cut wounds without leaving behind scars.
A Relief to Stuffed
Chili also helps to
open up congested sinuses. Do so by gulping some hot chili
like hot curry, hot chili soup or hot Thai tomyam soup. This will
open up your nostrils, almost immediately and make the sinus run
wild! At the same time, tears will roll down the cheeks profusely,
together with sweats all over the body!
It is advisable to
exercise certain degree of caution whilst resorting to chili for
treatment as it has some side effects.
Burning sensations in the mouth,
throat or skin.
Diarrhea, though some may not mind slight diarrhea as it
discharges the excess intake from the body.
Chili may increase the number of daily bowel movements and lower
pain thresholds for people with irritable bowel syndrome. This is
Since advantages far outweigh
the negative side effects, one should not under-rate the goodness of chili
in health. So eat
chili to your heartiest content,
if you can withstand the unbearable burning sensation and pungent
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