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Monday, August 20, 2012

The Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Chillies

I love spicy food. Of course it is not recommended to eat spicy foods on a regular basis but from time to time I indulge myself with some delicious dishes made with chilli! I am a huge chilli fan so in this article I will tell you more about the health benefits of eating chillies. I also made a review for Trees Can't Dance UK's products.

The main component in chillies is a chemical called Capsaicin, which is responsible for the intense heat sensation. Capsaicin lowers blood sugar levels, improves heart health, boost circulation and protects against strokes. Eating chillies can have a very positive impact on people that are overweight or suffer from diabetes because they reduces the insulin levels. Known as circulation boosters, chillies can have a major impact on your health by helping to boost circulation and also act as a blood thinner to help protect against strokes.

Important! Frequent consumption of fresh chillies may cause stomach problems. Dry chillies don't have the same effect. They still do contain capsaicin but don't harm your stomach.

The regular intake of chillies can help to minimize the effects inflammatory diseases have on the body. Capsaicin  also provides effective pain relief if applied on skin and also has antibacterial properties..

Chillies Help to Burn Fat

Capsaicin is also a thermogenic compound, and increases the metabolic rate, which aids in the fat burning process. Chilli oil is used in anti-cellulite creams and it was proven to be very effective. I actually tried it myself and I was amazed.  You can prepare chilli oil at home. Choose a base oil (preferably cold pressed - I used olive oil) and add a couple of chopped dry chillies. Pour the content in a small bottle and place it in a cool, dry place. Leave it there for about 2 weeks then start using it.


Check out this website Trees Can't Dance UK! They have high quality chilli products at reasonable prices. You can but Chilli Sauces, Marinades and Spices, Chilli Jams and more! YUM!


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1 Comments:

At August 21, 2012 at 5:59 AM , Blogger Peter Block said...

I saw your comment from Foodblogs and used your link/ your story as one of the sources of data on the health benefits of chilis. I hope you get some more visibility from my post. see my link below.
http://chefpeterskitchen.blogspot.com/2012/08/tuesdays-tip-health-benefit-of-chilis.html

 

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