8 Health Benefits of Peppers…
You already know that peppers add great taste to your favorite dishes. You might not know what superior healing agents organic peppers can be and how much they can promote your health. I’d like to tell you just how much delicious organic hot peppers can do for you.
Plant compounds called capsaicinoids create the heat in peppers when it touches your mucous membranes.
Different peppers produce a slightly different burn, from mild to very hot. The hottest peppers of the genus capsaicin, such as cayenne and jalapeño peppers, produce a sensation of fire in your mouth.
When that fire hits, your mouth sends a signal to your brain which releases natural pain relievers and endorphins. It’s good to go for the burn, but do so in moderation.
Cayenne is a very popular hot pepper.
Its long pod and biting seeds boost fiery flavor and support your immune system too. Specifically, the vitamin A, or beta-carotene, in cayenne and other organic peppers protects your digestive system and wards off infections.
Fresh or lightly cooked red peppers such as cayenne also contain vitamins E, C, and B complex vitamins.
Health Benefits of Organic Pepper
Capsaicin rich cayenne and other hot peppers help to:
Reduce Redness and Swelling
You can potentially redness and swelling from sore muscles and bones with the natural properties in organic peppers.
Ease the Common Cold
Organic peppers clear out congested mucus membranes in the nose and lungs and cause sweating which is one way your body eliminates toxins.
Soothe and Balance Your Stomach
Added to your diet, organic peppers help improve digestion by stimulating the flow of stomach secretions and eliminating the discomfort of excess gas.
Support Blood Circulation
Cayenne has the unique ability to stimulate circulation, so it is often used in herbal therapies that demand an increase in blood circulation. Recent research has shown that cayenne acts as a natural vasodilator and may be useful in treating angina.
Because of its ability to improve blood flow, cayenne is used by herbalists to heal muscle and joint pain, and even to speed healing of damaged tissue.
Increased blood flow provides a source of healing nutrients to the tissue, and the blood also carries away the toxins from the damaged or wounded area.
Cayenne can be used internally or in a topical application.
Promote Healthy Lipid Profiles
Acting as a thinning agent, organic peppers help dissolve fibrin, the insoluble protein that builds up in your blood vessels which might cause blood clots.
Control Your Weight
Chili pepper help you burn fat like firewood
When a chili pepper enters your body, especially in the areas inside the mouth, you experience a burning sensation around the inner walls of your mouth. You may think that it’s hot; but that’s not all.
The feeling of being burnt comes from a chemical contained in chili peppers called Capsaicin. In layman terms, as this chemical enters the body adrenaline is released into blood stream causing the break down of fat to take place in the process.
This is exactly how people taking fat loss supplements aid in burning fat. You may be thinking, “How can it be that easy?”
In reality it doesn’t work that way and fat doesn’t burn away that easily. Burning off fat can be thought of as a two step process.
First, it needs to be broken down. Then, it is ready to be burned off. What an increased level of adrenaline in the bloodstream does is break down fat so that it is easier to be burned off later.
However, eating chili peppers alone won’t produce concrete results. By combining the effects of eating chili peppers with exercise you are able to achieve optimal results. Here is how it works:
Function as an Anti-oxidant
The beta-carotene in cayenne and other organic peppers works as an antioxidant that counteracts the damage caused by free radicals.
Cayenne Pepper Cough Remedy
Cayenne pepper can be used to make an effective cough remedy, according to Penny C. Royal in her book, “Herbally Yours.” The mixture is helpful for relieving congestion and loosening phlegm in the chest, and soothes irritation in the throat.
The recipe suggests combining 1/4 teaspoon each of cayenne pepper and ground fresh ginger with 1 tablespoon each of honey and apple cider vinegar.
Add these ingredients to 2 tablespoons of water. Mix and take a teaspoonful at a time as needed.
One of the hottest peppers, the small, red-hot habanero, provides exceptional health benefits, too. The oils in these peppers put fiery heat and flavor into Tex-Mex dishes while doing some amazing things for your overall health.
In addition to the benefits listed above, habanero pepper can also help:
- Trigger endorphins
- Lower triglycerides
- Supports circulation
- Promotes normal, balanced blood pressure
- Fight potential heart disease
- Green, bullet-shaped jalapeños are medium-hot peppers, and they also offer all the health giving advantages of the hotter capsaicin rich pepper, with a slightly milder flavor.