I am and always will be a lover of all spicy foods and spicy peppers are amongst my favorites . It does not matter if they are dried , ground or if you eat them as is... they definitely add a delicious kick to a variety of foods. Peppers also come with a number of health benefits.
Studies on cayenne and chili peppers indicate that they can help :
Peppers contain high levels of capsaicin, a substance that also determines their “hotness”. The hotter the pepper , the higher the content of capsaicin.Capsaicin reduces the amount of substance P, a chemical that carries pain messages to the brain. It is being studied for its ability to treat painful sensory nerve disorders such as arthritis, psoriasis and diabetic neuropathy.
Besides reducing pain , the peppery heat of capsaicin also stimulates secretions that help clear mucous from your stuffed up nose or congested lungs.
PROVIDE DETOX SUPPORT
Cayenne pepper can help stimulate circulation and eliminate acidity.
The bright red color of chili peppers signals its high content of beta-carotene . Chili peppers also contain good amounts of Vitamin C and A. Vitamin A is often called the anti-infection vitamin. It is essential for healthy mucous membranes,which line the nasal passages, lungs, intestinal tract and urinary tract and serve as the body’s first line of defense against invading pathogens .
LOWER TYPE 2 DIABETES RISK
Eating chili peppers has been found to lower the amount of insulin needed to lower blood sugar after a meal. It goes even further,the more often you include hot pepper in your meals, the less insulin is required .
However, there are also studies that confirm that eating excessive amounts of spicy foods like cayenne pepper is harmful. So, keep this in mind folks, because it shows once again that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing 😉🌶 #somelikeithot ,#spicyfoods ,#spicyfoodlover ,#healthy ,#foodismedicine , healthybody,#eatrealfood , #chilipeppers ,#cayenne ,#healfromtheinsideout ,#naturalhealing , #nutritionaltherapist
Took me a bit as no one really understands my spice level. Lady at hotel offers bicycle and tells me where to go. Lips are burning, forehead is beading & nose is running, YES!!! @ Chiang Mai, Thailand. ... I keep forgetting to keep photos in perspective for Instagram, getting better at this. Sorry Thai dude :) .