Chili contains a lot of substances like vitamins, mineral, and another plant compound that’s good for your health. Capsaicin, as the main bioactive plant compound in chili, known to treat headaches and other health benefits. Other nutritional benefits found in chili are it contains beta-carotene/provitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, riboflavin, and niacin. Here are the health benefits of eating chili:
- Capsaicin : Relieve pain, improve psoriasis
2. Potassium : Prevent heart disease
Potassium in chili makes blood flow easier, and lower chances of developing heart disease.
3. Helps metabolism and cramps
Chili is good for digestive health and metabolism, gut health and weight loss. It’s an anti-irritant to the stomach that treats stomach ulcers. It helps reduce cramps and fights inflammation, by treating upset stomach, intestinal gas, and diarrhea. Meanwhile, chili peppers are able to accomplish this because they stimulate gastric juices and work against the acidity in the digestive tract.
4. Fights fungal infections, colds and flu
The beta-carotene in chili is good for the respiratory system, intestinal, and urinary system that is vital in building up immunity against infections and illnesses.
Chili supply is limited in the rainy season. It’s caused by the lack of harvest when most of the plants are at risk of getting diseases like anthracnose to rotten leaves. To buy good chilies, pick the fresh ones that are red with smooth texture, big-sized, and not curved. To store chili, put them in an airtight container so that they last, and keep them at room temperature.