Chillies contains a chemical called Capsaicin which is responsible for the intense heat sensation you get when you eat them. Scientific studies have shown that Capsaicin helps relieve and prevent many health conditions.
Here are 3 reasons why you should include chillies in your everyday diet...
1. Chillies lowers blood sugar level by breaking down sugar in your body. This is beneficial for people who suffer from diabetes.
2. Chillies promotes digestion, good mood and weight loss. If you feel good and satisfied after a spicy meal, it's the endorphins released by the chillies. The fire helps break down your food and allow your body to absorb the nutrients. Some studies have linked chilli with increasing your metabolism and reducing cravings for salty, sweet and fatty foods.
3. Chillies are rich in Vitamin C and E. It contains 7 times more Vitamin C than orange which helps enhance your body's natural immune system. This is great if you suffer from a cold or runny nose.