Many people may not know that pepper is not just another ingredient you add to your food to spice it up and add that ‘peppery’ feeling and taste.
Yea,its a very mandatory stuff for many families and meals without pepper tastes awful for many people.However peptic ulcer patients are advised to keep away or to reduce consumption to lowest quantity.
However surprising thing is that many do not know that chilli pepper actually helps in ulcer prevention.Yes!
How?I know you just asked that question in your mind.True or false?…
Not only do they not cause ulcers, they can help prevent them by killing bacteria you may have ingested, while stimulating the cells lining the stomach to secrete protective buffering juices.
Check out the following amazing benefits of chilli pepper:
Chili peppers contain a substance called capsaicin, which gives peppers their characteristic pungence, producing mild to intense spice when eaten. Capsaicin is a potent inhibitor of substance P, a neuropeptide associated with inflammatory processes. The hotter the chili pepper, the more capsaicin it contains.
Natural Pain Relief
Topical capsaicin is now a recognized treatment option for osteoarthritis pain. Several review studies of pain management for diabetic neuropathy have listed the benefits of topical capsaicin to alleviate disabling pain associated with this condition.
Help Stop the Spread of Prostate Cancer
Red chili peppers’ capsaicin, the compound responsible for their pungent heat, stops the spread of prostate cancer cells through a variety of mechanisms, indicates a study published in the March 15, 2006 issue of Cancer Research.
Capsaicin triggers suicide in both primary types of prostate cancer cell lines, those whose growth is stimulated by male hormones and those not affected by them.
In addition, capsaicin lessens the expression of prostate-specific antigen (PSA),inhibits the ability of the most potent form of testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, to activate PSA, and directly inhibits PSA transcription, causing PSA levels to plummet.
The dose effective for test animals was equivalent to 400 milligrams of capsaicin, three times a week, for a man weighing about 200 pounds. After four weeks of receiving capsaicin, prostate cancer tumor growth and size decreased significantly in the animals.
WARNING: Excessive intake of hot chilies has been linked to stomach cancer, so don’t go overboard.
I know that many of us must have experienced this several times.When that food is ‘peppery’ you tend to blow your nose more and you discover that you have a runny nose,hence next time your nose is blocked,just incorporate chilli pepper and soon you d experience free nose.
Capsaicin not only reduces pain, but its peppery heat also stimulates secretions that help clear mucus from your stuffed up nose or congested lungs.
All that heat you feel after eating hot chili peppers takes energy—and calories to produce.
Even sweet red peppers have been found to contain substances that significantly increase thermogenesis (heat production) and oxygen consumption for more than 20 minutes after they are eaten.
Researchers found that DCT in capsule form acts similarly to capsaicin, minus the fiery sensation.
In a small study, people who took it while following a high-protein, very low-calorie diet for a month burned about an extra 100 calories per day.
However, they didn’t lose more weight than people taking a placebo pill, perhaps because their diet was already very low in calories. Larger, longer studies are needed to check the results.
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