Hot Peppers & Their Health Benefits


1. Fight Cancer: A study published in Cancer Research found that capsaicin caused cancer cells to commit suicide. The substance caused almost 80 percent of prostate cancer cells to die in mice, and prostate tumors treated with capsaicin were about one-fifth the size of those in untreated mice.

2. Provide Pain Relief: A topical form of capsaicin is a recognized treatment for osteoarthritis pain, and may also help alleviate pain from diabetic neuropathy.

Capsaicin is also known to inhibit Substance P, a neuropeptide that is the key transmitter of pain to the brain. Substance P can cause swelling of nerve fibers, which may result in headaches and sinus symptoms. Studies have found that capsaicin both relieves and prevents cluster headaches, migraine headaches and sinus headaches.

3. Prevent Sinusitis and Relieve Congestion: Capsaicin has potent antibacterial properties that fight and prevent chronic sinus infections, or sinusitis. Because it is so hot, it also helps to stimulate secretions that help clear mucus from your nose, thereby relieving nasal congestion. This phytochemical may also help relieve sinus-related allergy symptoms.

4. Fight Inflammation: Capsaicin is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. It works by inhibiting Substance P, which is associated with inflammatory processes. Capsaicin is being looked at as a potential treatment for arthritis, psoriasis and diabetic neuropathy.

5. Soothe Intestinal Diseases: A Duke University study found that capsaicin may lead to a cure for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The substance can also help to kill bacteria such as H. pylori, which can help prevent stomach ulcers.

6. Burn Fat and Lose Weight: Capsaicin is a thermogenic agent, which means it increases metabolic activity. This, in turn, helps to burn calories and fat. Many popular "fat-burning" supplements on the market contain capsaicin, as the substance may significantly increase metabolic activity for over 20 minutes after it's eaten.

7. Protect Your Heart: Capsaicin may help to protect the heart by reducing cholesterol, triglycerides and platelet aggregation. It may also help the body dissolve fibrin, which is necessary for blood clots to form. Further, cultures around the world that use hot peppers liberally in their meals have significantly lower rates of heart attack and stroke than cultures that do not.

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  1. Kishan Sondarva

    October 12, 2014

    Vry nice useful my frn…
    Jen………nice to see u

  2. Octomus Prime

    October 12, 2014

    nice post gd morn..dear jendh..

  3. Carlos Bation

    October 12, 2014

    Thanh U very much sa information ..nakakabilib ka jenh…have a nice day

  4. jungwoo yoo

    October 12, 2014

    Good.. but very hot..

  5. Rudin

    October 12, 2014

    Amazing facts. Tkx 👍

  6. Jogie Lumaghan

    October 12, 2014

    Very nice post ma'am Thank you for the Info happy Monday God bless you

  7. Alicia Calimlim

    October 12, 2014

    Thanks for sharing my sister Jen god bless u and smile always.

  8. Carlos Bation

    October 12, 2014

    Hi mga kababayan alice and jogie kumusta kayo ,sana ok kayo dyan laging ingat

  9. Osvaldo de Aguiar

    October 12, 2014

    Eu tenho um consumo de quase um litro de molho ao mes! Gosto muito de pimenta!

  10. UK Tutoring Services-Cambodia

    October 12, 2014

    I did't know that. I was under the impression that hot peppers and chillies were bad for you.

  11. Julius Mwaniki

    October 12, 2014

    I never thought there would be anything beneficial in hot peppers other than the hotness.

  12. Allan Paul

    October 13, 2014

    Very nice pic & useful

  13. Jayesh Thakkar

    October 13, 2014

    Thanks for the valuable information Jen.

  14. Daylin Howard

    October 13, 2014

    Good. For you. I study on the same thing

  15. Sam Simmons

    October 13, 2014

    No no no I will not eat those uthorwise my mouth will be on🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  16. Kelcey Putri

    October 13, 2014

    Good & Thanks for the infomation!

  17. Ajay Agnihotri

    October 13, 2014

    Thanks for the information Jendhamuni.

  18. Geoffrey Okot

    October 13, 2014

    I like the color, look's So fresh

  19. Khalid Naz

    October 15, 2014

    nice i like very much

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