Put a little spice in your diet
Hot peppers, or chilli peppers, can be found in a variety of colours, shapes, and levels of spiciness. In fact, the Scoville scale, created by the American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville, is used to measure the spiciness of peppers.
Due to Capsaicin, the pungent alkaloid of red peppers, there are many benefits linked to this vegetable, primarily weight loss. Some studies indicate that it can suppress your appetite and stimulate energy expenditure, thus increasing thermogenesis and fat oxidation.
They’re also rich in vitamin A and C, which strengthen the blood vessel walls and have a certain analgesic effect. Some studies have also found that capsaicin can successfully stop lung cancer metastasis. Therefore, it has anti-cancer properties. What are you waiting for to add hot peppers to your diet?
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Pepper to protect your body
Peppers are vegetables with high water content and low caloric and fat intake; therefore, they can be included in our healthy diet. They’re also rich in vitamin A, essential to stay healthy and prevent various health problems, especially those linked to the immune system. Moreover, this vitamin is essential for the maintenance of normal mucous membranes, skin and vision.
Another vitamin that can be found in peppers is vitamin B6. This vitamin has been related to cardiovascular disease prevention, nausea and the production of antibodies, which are essential to be in good health and deal with any external agent. It also helps us break down protein and keep our blood sugar levels within healthy limits.
Vitamin C, present in many fruits and vegetables, is also essential for our body, and peppers are high in this vitamin. But why is Vitamin C so important? It helps with the proper functioning of the nervous and immune system, while reducing tiredness and fatigue.