Benefits of Chili

Chilies or Chili Pepper is known to be a native of America since 7500 BC. It has since then spread to other parts of the world and has become an integral part of some cuisines. It can be eaten raw as an accompaniment with some dishes like vada-paav or Dhoklas as in India or can be used to spice up and give flavor to dishes. The Chili has many health benefits.
•    Chilies are high in vitamins A and C and have more vitamin C per gram than oranges.
•    They strengthen the lungs and act as decongestant
•    Consumption of chilies helps in dissolving blood clots.
•    Eating chilies releases natural opiates endorphins in the brain that help in reducing pain.
•    The same endorphins also enhance moods.
•    A tiny chili can help provide the body with lots of beta-carotene- more than even carrot which helps prevent night blindness and other eye problems, skin disorders, enhances immunity, protects against toxins, colds, flu, and infections.
•    It can help provide relief from various problems like migraines, cluster headaches, sinusitis, and even arthritis.
•    Chilies can also help prevent cancer by inhibiting the growth of leukemia and prostate cancer cells.
•    The heating quality of chilies increases the body’s metabolic activity thereby increasing its ability to burn calories and fats.
•    It curbs your appetite, especially for fatty foods and sweets

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