Eat More Chili Peppers
Chilies produce capsaicin, this is what produces the hot burning sensation we feel in our mouth. Beyond leaving our mouth on fire, chili peppers have health benefits as well.
Scientists have proven that capsaicin can reduce cancer cells and, in some cases, even kill the growth completely. There have been several scientific clinical studies completed that have shown that natural capsaicin directly slows and reduces the growth of leukemic cells.
Capsaicin is a natural antioxidant and helps protect against disease caused by toxins. Recent studies by the
World Health Organization indicate that countries where dietary intake of capsaicin is high, show a significant reduction in cancer deaths as compared to countries that consume less hot and spicy foods. In the South America region, colon cancer rates and intestinal/stomach problems are very low by comparision to the United States. Medical experts agree that this low cancer rate may be tied to the large amounts of capsaicin in their diets. Most of the main dishes at every meal in their regular diet contains some form of capsaicin-based food, like jalapeno peppers and hot cayenne peppers.
According to a team of researchers from the Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in collaboration with researchers from UCLA, the pepper component capsaicin caused human prostate cancer cells to undergo programmed cell death or apoptosis.
Capsaicin is an active ingredient in many of the most popular "fat burning" supplements on the market. A thermogenic agent, capsaicin helps to increase overall metabolism rate and helps the body burn calories and unwanted fat.
Additional benefits of eating chili peppers that are interesting are:
So if you can handle the heat, add chili peppers into your meals. They will not only add flavor to the food but will also adds so many extra health benefits. Eat healthy, exercise on a regular basis, and enjoy a long and healthy life!
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