Spice is an integral part of our food and it comes in various forms. Chillies – red and green, dry and ripe are kitchen staples and we use them generously in daily cooking to enhance the taste, flavour and aroma of the recipe.

There are many myths associated with eating chillies and it is generally considered ‘not very healthy.’ However, the truth is very different.

Chilli peppers or red, green chillies are a great source of dietary fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and copper. Adding chillies to your daily diet will provide you with a wallop of vitamins including A, C, K, B6, potassium and manganese. 

Let’s Check Out The Health Benefits Of This Humble Spice 

Boosts Metabolism

Green chillies are zero in calories! And as a result, it can speed up the metabolism by 50% three hours after a meal. This makes it an ideal choice of spice for all dieters for adding it in their salads as it can help in firing their meals. 

Prevents Cancer

Green chillies are a powerhouse of antioxidants that guard against the free radical damages by functioning as a natural scavenger. Evidence claims that green chillies are good to keep prostrate problems at bay.

Cardio Protective

Green chillies exhibit a broad spectrum of a beneficial effect on the heart. It particularly lowers the risk of atherosclerosis by lowering the blood cholesterol and triglycerides levels. In addition, green chillies are effective in preventing the formation of a blood clots, which can cause  heart attacks or stroke.

Stabilizes The Body Temperature

The main compound capsaicin in green chillies that gives hot and spicy taste to the vegetable, has shown fascinating effect on lowering the body temperature by stimulating the cooling center of the hypothalamus in the brain.

Fights Common Cold

The abundance of capsaicin in green chillies possess a stimulating effect on the mucus membranes of the nose. It promotes the blood flow through the membranes and dilates the mucus secretions to become thinner. This makes green chillies beneficial in fighting against the common cold or sinus infections.

Boosts Immunity

The walloping amounts of vitamin C and beta-carotene in green chillies are good for eye health and in boosting the immune system. In addition, the antibacterial properties of green chillies are helpful in treating skin infections.