Chillies are one of the most used spices in cooking. There is an incredibly diverse range of chilli peppers, all of which serve their own individual purpose in the cooking process.
There are numerous types of chillies some different colours, from other countries and different levels of heat.
Red chillies tend to generally be mellower whereas green chillies have a sharper and hotter kick to them.
Despite the array of amazing flavours, smells, and tastes we get from chillies in our cooking, there are surprisingly a number of incredible health benefits also!
Green chillies are a natural source of antioxidants which protects the cells of your body against diseases caused by free radicals. This ensures to protect and prevent against any kind of cell damage and play a crucial role in preventing heart disease and cancer.
Green chillies reduce blood cholesterol and hence reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
The “free-radical scavengers” in green chillies comprises Vitamins A, B and C which are essential to strengthen the overall immunity required to fight against various types of infections and disorders.
2. Gut Health
Green chillies aid in digestion as they are a good source of dietary fibre. This helps to ease bowel movements and cleanses the colon which aids in getting relief from Constipation.
3. Cold Relief
The capsaicin present in chillies stimulates the mucous membranes in the nose which unblocks the respiratory passage and provides relief during cold, cough and Sinus infections.
4. Weight Loss
Green chillies have zero calories and great for people who want to shed off excess fat from their bodies. Daily consumption of green chillies increases metabolism by 50% which makes the weight loss process much easier and faster.
5. Pain Relief
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, green chillies help to lower the pain levels in the body and are very beneficial for people suffering from inflammatory diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis.
6. Skin benefits
Green chillies are loaded with Vitamin C which increases collagen production in the skin. This vitamin is essential in your beauty regime as it gives your skin a healthy and radiant glow. Moreover, Green chillies also contain Vitamin E which prevents aging and enhances youthful appearance. Phytonutrients present in chillies has antibacterial properties and helps in getting rid of acne, rashes and blemishes.
People suffering from diabetes can also benefit from using green chillies in their diet as it lowers the blood sugar level in the body.
8. Boosts Haemoglobin
Iron present in green chillies helps to boost the formation of red blood cells. The increased haemoglobin levels in the blood helps to fight against anaemia.
9. Eye Health
Green chillies contain Beta-carotene which is essential in enhancing eye health and vision.
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