Health benefits of hot peppers
Mouth burning hot peppers (Capsicum annuum) come in all sizes and colors and they are available throughout the year. This eye watering fruits (technically) are low in calories and full of health benefits. Besides adding zest to flavorful dishes, hot peppers are loaded with good nutrition. If you are not a fan of spicy food, hot peppers as an excellent source of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, fiber and especially compounds called capsaicinoids are a good choice for a healthy diet. This key ingredient known as capsaicin is responsible for the spicy flavor in hot peppers and for most of the health benefits that hot peppers can offer.
Hot peppers with their anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anticancer properties are going to help you with: arthritis, psoriasis, high blood pressure, cholesterol, digestion, triglyceride levels, prostate cancer prevention, stomach ulcer prevention, stamina, weight management, headaches, diabetes and heart attack prevention.
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