Chili and the Health Benefits
Chili and the Health Benefits What do you have on mind whenever you hear the word chili? Perhaps the most common reaction whenever you hear the word chili is imagining the heat inside your mouth or you imagining the city of Chile where it has unique culture. Many people are misunderstood about chili, especially chili pepper and they rarely use this vegetable on their cooking because they afraid that the heat from the chili is going to give them severe stomachache and even causing diarrhea. Well, it is time for you to educate yourself and to get to know about chili pepper because there are so many varieties and it might surprise you that chili are giving you the benefits for your health. Are you ready to get to know the health benefits chili? First of all, you need to know about the origin of this vegetable and how it affects the world cuisines.
Chili was cultivated in America continent and thanks to the Columbian Exchange, the chili started to spread across the world and used in both food and medicine. Here is the nutrients value of chili: carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins – An equivalent of beta-carotene, vitamin B6, and vitamin C; minerals – iron, magnesium, and potassium; and trace of water and capsaicin. From all of those nutrients, it is the trace of capsaicin which amazes the scientists and scientific research and studies revealed that this substance is safe for consumption and offers an effective topical analgesic. The topical analgesic is very important in dealing with arthritis pain, herpes-zoster, diabetic neuropathy, mastectomy pain, and even headaches. One more important thing that capsaicin has to offer to human is its ability to heal skin cancer based on a study which published in 2010.
To see whether chili has beneficial effects on human body, you can take a look on region where chili is originated from such as India and Asia as well as South and Central America. People who live there are considered very healthy because they have consumed chili all of their life and it is important to eat chili in considerable amount because consume or eat it in a lot of amount at the same time might cause digestion problems like diarrhea. The nutrients that the chili is having can be preserved and not going to be diminished because some countries like China and India is using dry chili to preserve chili and use them during seasons where they could not grow and harvest chili.[pm]