I love to add a bit of spice to my life.. If you do too then it is going to pay off! Did you know that peppers have a secret ingredient called Capsaicin. It is the substance that gives chili peppers their fiery kick! It is also known for helping to shrink fat tissue and lower fat levels in the blood and even decrease your caloric intake.
Hot peppers have been known to increase circulation in the body which helps with high blood pressure. It also helps in regulating your cholesterol levels helping to lower your cholesterol. Some people experience heartburn after eating spicy foods but hot peppers actually have been used to aid in digestion ailments. It has been shown that Capsaicin can actually protect the stomach and intestines.
Hot peppers have also been known to help prevent cancer. Capsaicin can help hinder the growth of some tumors.
Remember when handling peppers to wash your hands very well before touching anything else.. The juice from these peppers sting a lot.. The hotter the pepper the greater the benefit.. Here in order is your typical pepper and it's hotness, bell pepper, jalapeño, cayenne, and habanero.