Benefits of Spicy Foods

Chili peppers are loaded with capsaicin, which gives them both their hot spice and their heating properties. Capsaicin has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, and as been shown to reduce cholesterol, ease pain, and slow the spread of prostate cancer. Chili peppers clean your blood of mucus and toxins, making it easy for oxygen to be supplied to your cells. Chili peppers don't cause ulcers, they can help prevent and heal them. Chili peppers are a good source of vitamins A & C, helping you to regulate the immune system. Chili peppers help boost metabolism by increasing energy expenditure, by as much as 23%.