Red peppers help to relieve pain with skin diseases like psoriasis and shingles, arthritis and serious burns. Chili peppers soften and cleanse the digestive system. Furthermore they stimulate the production of good digestive juices and they are supposed to help you lose weight because they give your metabolism a boost under certain circumstances.
Red chili peppers contain a lot of carotene and vitamin C. Even more than vitamin C than lemons. Next to that they are a good source of vitamin B6 and are chuck full of magnesium, potassium and iron. With that they enforce your immune system.
It might sound crazy, but chili peppers also help to cool you down when you are very hot, especially in summer. Red peppers make you sweat which makes the blood go to your face. The sweat will evaporate making you cool down.
When you eat chili peppers, the capsaicin in the peppers stimulate the pain receptors in the mouth and throat. When activated the receptors send a message to the brain, which make them raise your heart beat, make you start sweating and start producing endorphins, which in turn have a painkilling effect in the body.
Finally it has been shown that chili peppers reduce the effect of bad cholesterol, thus leading to less risk of heart disease.
Try this chicken with peppers recipe.
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