Capsaicin

Hot Peppers and Health

Capsaicin, the ingredient responsible for the spicy flavor of hot peppers, may offer several positive health benefits. Peppers that contain capsaicin include chili, jalapeno, habanero, cayenne, serrano, cherry peppers and bell peppers. Overall, eating peppers of the capsaicin variety provides benefits in digestive and cardiovascular health and cancer prevention.

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Studies have shown that hot peppers have the potential to provide the following health benefits:

1. Reduce risk of cancer.
2. Lower cholesterol.
3. Increase circulation.
4. Support weight loss.
5. Aid digestive processes.
6. Relieve congestion.



Try this
Hot Pepper Recipe!

Pineapple-Jalapeno Salsa

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Servings:
1 Vegetable
1.5 Fruits

Ingredients:
1 1/2 servings Fresh Pineapple
1/2 serving Jalapeno Pepper
1/2 serving Red Onion
1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. Garlic, minced
1/2 serving Stevia
1/2 tsp. Fresh Lime Juice
Pepper to taste

Preparation: Dice/cube pineapple, seed and chop peppers, chop onion. Combine pineapple, peppers, onion, cilantro, and garlic in a bowl. Add Stevia, lime juice and pepper to taste. Serve chilled.

Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24246368 and http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/21/8/931/htm