I love spicy food. Of course, it is not recommended to eat spicy foods on a regular basis but from time to time I indulge myself with some delicious dishes made with chili! I am a huge chili fan so in this article, I will tell you more about the health benefits of eating chilies.
The main component in chilies is a chemical called Capsaicin, which is responsible for the intense heat sensation. Capsaicin lowers blood sugar levels, improves heart health, boost circulation, heal intestinal problems, and protects against strokes. Eating chilies can have a very positive impact on people who are overweight or suffer from diabetes because they reduce the insulin levels. Known as circulation boosters, chilies can have a major impact on your health by boosting circulation and also act as a blood thinner to help protect against strokes.
Important! Frequent consumption of fresh chilies may cause stomach problems. Dry chilies don’t have the same effect. They still do contain capsaicin but don’t harm your stomach.
The regular intake of chilies can help to minimize the effects inflammatory diseases have on the body. Capsaicin also provides effective pain relief if applied on the skin and also has antibacterial properties.
The Great Benefits of Eating Chili – Chillies Help to Burn Fat!
Capsaicin is also a thermogenic compound and increases the metabolic rate, which aids in the fat burning process. Chili oil is used in anti-cellulite creams and it was proven to be very effective. I actually tried it myself and I was amazed.
You can prepare chili oil at home. Choose a base oil (preferably cold pressed – I used olive oil) and add a couple of chopped dry chilies. Pour the content into a small bottle and place it in a cool, dry place. Leave it there for about 2 weeks then start using it.