Green chili – ‘tonic’ for health

Green chili – ‘tonic’ for health (photo : Hmun)

Green peppers are a rich source of the antioxidants capsaicin, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. So in addition to being used as a spice, green peppers also bring many surprising health benefits, such as:
+ Lose weight. According to experts, green chili helps to increase 50% of the body’s metabolism. Specifically, consuming a limited amount of green peppers can increase body temperature, increase metabolic rate and improve blood circulation, making weight loss easier. The white membrane inside the chili (where the seeds hold together) is the richest source of capsaicin and has the best weight loss benefits.

+ Prevent diabetes . Metabolic syndrome and disturbed blood sugar are major factors in the development of various forms of diabetes – including type 1, type 2 or pregnancy. Green peppers contain ingredients that promote metabolism and aid in weight loss, so consuming this food also has an indirect benefit of reducing the risk of diabetes. Not only that, green peppers also help improve glucose absorption in the body and regulate blood sugar, so it is also helpful for people with diabetes.

+ Prevent cancer. Green peppers are foods rich in antioxidants that help protect the body against free radicals, giving you natural immunity to cancer. Research shows that the capsaicin component in green peppers helps fight prostate cancer. This chili also helps prevent the spread of cancer to the colon and lungs.

+ Soothes the respiratory system. The phytonutrients in green peppers relax the respiratory tract and prevent lung-related problems like coughs, asthma, and colds.

+ Good for eyes. Green peppers contain vitamin A, an essential nutrient for improving vision and reducing the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

+ Beautify skin. This benefit is due to the fact that green peppers contain vitamin C. This is a powerful antioxidant that helps in the formation of collagen – the protein that keeps the skin firm and smooth. Moreover, the phytonutrients in green peppers also help to cure rashes, acne, blemishes, pimples and wrinkles..

Although green peppers have many of the above health benefits, experts recommend eating only 12-15 grams of chili in a day. Because if you eat more than this amount, chili peppers can cause excess acid in the stomach, disturb the intestinal flora, diarrhea, cramps and increase the risk of skin allergies.


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