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Chili, Jalapeño, Cayenne, Pimento (Nightshade)

ANTIOXIDANT Chili peppers are very rich in vitamin C, and contain almost over 200% of your daily needs.

FIGHT ANEMIA Rich in iron and copper, chilies assist in red blood cell formation and attend to anemia, fatigue and muscular weakness.

GLOW High in Vitamin-C, chilies help keep skin, hair and nails in tip top ocondition.

HEART HEALTH Chilies are rich in potassium, manganese, iron and other minerals that contribute to control heart rate and maintain balanced blood pressure. High in vitamin B, chilies increase good cholesterol.

IMPROVE COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS Increased haemoglobin production increases the blood flow allowing good amounts of oxygen to irrigate the brain, increasing cognitive performance and decreasing risks of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

PAIN RELIEF
C
hili desensitizes pain receptors and has been used to relieve the pain of heartburn over a number of weeks.  When prepared in rubs or ointments, the capsaicin compound found in chilies have astringent, counter-irritant and analgesic properties and are used to treat arthritic and neuropathic pains, and relieve sore muscles.

STRESS BUSTER Vitamin C along with other antioxidants like vitamin A, and flavonoids protect from the effects of harmful free radicals released in the body caused by stress.

WEIGHT LOSS Capsaicin, a compound found in chilli boosts the metabolism and therefore assists weight loss by reducing appetite and may help burn fat.

 

ADVERSE INTERACTIONS

AUTOIMMUNE CONDITION Nightshades contain saponins, water and fat soluble elements, that interact with cholesterole molecules by creating holes in the cell membranes and thus contribute to a leaky gut. These punctures may allow unwanted substances to enter in the tissues and thus promoting toxins and disease. 

CANCER / NO CANCER It yet remains to be proven if chilli consumption is a cause of cancer development…Observational studies have showed that chilli peppers may increase risks of gallbladder and stomach cancers.

DISTRESS! Some people may experience intestinal distress from eating chilies, including gut cramps, diarrhea, pain, and inflammation...

 

 

 

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