The Great Benefits of Eating Chili

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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.

The Great Benefits of Eating Chili was last modified: September 6th, 2016 by Ruxandra
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36 Comments on “The Great Benefits of Eating Chili”

  1. mario

    I like CHILIES since i know, it is good for HEALTH, and it can be used as a medicine, by the way thanks, ur information,,,,,,MARIO😊

  2. Mooya

    I love chillies, is there a method I can have it processed just for my home consuption.? And I have been searching to know health benefits. My other question, how many types of chillies are there? There are some very HOT, HOT and and some almost like pepas. Please enlighten me.

  3. Keith

    I have discovered canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce — OMG — so delicious when added to a beef or chicken stew!

  4. manare

    sometimes my BP goes up nd i always eat chiellies, can it be the couse? if is not, what can i eat to reduce it?

  5. WINNIE

    P[ease, would you tell me if red chile pepers are good to eat as part of your meal even though you have kidney problem and suffering from daibetes and hypertension as well

    1. Ruxandra

      Hi Winnie! Unfortunately I cannot give you an answer for this. You should ask your doctor. I know they increase your tension a bit, so they may not be a good choice for you.

  6. chola

    i love chilies but l usually get stomach problems. i now know the difference of using fresh and dry chilies. Thank you for the information. keep it up.

  7. Mojtaba

    Hi. Chile is the name for chilli in Spanish, which has penetrated into some portions of English speaking areas as well. On the other hand both chili and chilli has been used in English during the last centuries and we can not consider one spelling right and another one wrong!

  8. erinn

    so, I love this article. the only problem I have is the spelling! “chili” is usually referring to stew, while “chile” peppers are different. sorry, growing up in new mexico with hatch green chile, I can’t help but tell everyone! thank you for this site!

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