Red Pepper and its benefits

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Published: 16th April 2010
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Experts believe that red pepper actually can help aid several health concerns, particularly the problem with obesity.

Obesity is no longer a rich nation's dilemma, slowly but surely, this epidemic are conquering event he low income countries. Little did they know that obesity, if left overlooked can pose greater health problems and can even lead to nationwide catastrophe by spending government wealth, to address obesity related problems just like what is happening in the US today.

Red peppers contains a substance called capsaicin, this substance is responsible for giving red pepper its pungent flavor. Capsaicin is also the responsible agent that causes weight loss among human.

If consume daily, red peppers can pose great health benefits, among them are extraordinary anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-cancer, heart-healthy effects.

In addition to its health benefits, capsaicin is also pack with high amount of antioxidant carotenes and flavonoids and vitamin C twice of the citrus fruits. Moreover, red pepper is not difficult to mix with different dishes every day.

Some of the health benefits that we can get from red pepper according to Dr. Perricone are:

• It help ease head ache- capsaicin can help relieve and prevent cluster headaches, migraine headaches and sinus headache.

• Capsaicin can help ease the elevated level of substance P in the body that aggravate arthritis

• Capsaicin possesses powerful antibacterial properties good for fighting and preventing chronic sinus infections. It also help clears the congested nasal passages.

• It also has an anti-inflammatory properties, good for keeping our youthful glow and beauty.

• Capsaicin is also good for gastric relief. According to the recent study conducted by Duke University, capsaicin may actually lead to a cure for certain intestinal diseases.

Red pepper has been far more important than what we all think of it. It is not just a simple ingredient to give our daily food a punch but it also a gift of nature to nourish our health and keep us all healthy.

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