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Benefits of Chillies

May 18, 2009



chillieDid you know that the chillies that lead to your tongue burning hot and tears rolling down your eyes can be beneficial too? There are various benefits of consuming chilliesand this article will highlight such benefits.

To begin with, let’s look at the nutritional richness of chillies. Chillies are seen as good sources of important vitamins like A, B, C, and E and also important nutrients like potassium, manganese, folate and copper. It contains important antioxidants that help in fighting the harmful affects of free radicals in the body and thus provides various health benefits.

By having chillies, you can keep your heart healthy. This is because chillies help in destroying the harmful cholesterol, thereby aiding in cardiovascular health. If you are diabetic, then you must have chillies as it has been found that having chillies after meals helps diabetic people control insulin levels.

The main component of chillies is capsaicin and this helps in naturally treating various inflammation related problems like arthritis and rheumatoid. Capsaicin has also been found to be helpful in reducing the symptoms and magnitude of asthma and wheezing. It also helps in natural treatment of nasal congestion as it helps in opening and clearing up of the nasal passage.

You can naturally reduce pain by consuming chillies. This is because they act as natural pain relievers and stimulate the release of endorphins that naturally help in curbing pain. Along with relieving pain, chillies also help in relaxing the body and are thus beneficial for the natural treatment of migraines and stress related headaches.

According to studies, chillies can also provide protection to your body from various kinds of cancers, especially those of prostate and stomach. Thus, as shown in this article, eating chillies is beneficial for your overall health and the next time you see a chilly, you should be tempted to consume it seeing the numerous benefits it gives.


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