Despite being well documented, health benefits of eating chillies are a well-kept secret.
The main component in chillies is a chemical called Capsaicin, which is responsible for the intense heat felt.
Lowers Blood Sugar Levels by helping control insulin levels after a meal. Improve Heart Health, Boost Circulation, Thins Blood and Helps Protect Against Strokes Provides Pain Relief & Reduces Inflamation Capsaicin has been found to provide effective pain relief. Unlike anaesthetics and other painkillers, it doesn’t have a numbing and sedative effect.
Acts as a Therapeutic & Relaxant
Capsaicin blocks a natural chemical called Substance P (involved in the transmission and perception of pain). Hence, Chillies can be useful in relieving and preventing common problems such as headaches/migraines and discomfort caused by sinus problems, allowing one to relax more easily. Capsaicin also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, making it useful in the relief of conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis, etc.
Helps Clear Congestion
Undoubtedly, Chillies are a perfect way of opening your nasal passages quickly and effectively, allowing easier breathing.
Limits Spreading of Prostate Cancer
Some studies have shown that Capsaicin helps stop the spread of prostate cancer.
Chillies Help to Burn Fat
Capsaicin is a thermogenic compound which increases your metabolic rate. Studies reveal that eating chillies can raise your metabolic rate by up to 23% for about 3 hours!
*Interesting Tips: Raita (Hindi: रायता rāytā ) is an Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi condiment made with yogurt (dahi) and used as a sauce or dip. The yogurt may be seasoned with coriander (cilantro), cumin, mint, cayenne pepper, and other herbs and spices.
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