green chilies

Effective Benefits of eating green chilies

The most abundant nutrient in green chili is vitamin A, according to World’s Healthiest Foods. The vitamin is a carotenoid, also known as retinol, associated with the antioxidant beta-carotene. The chili can also be ground into a powder to use for similar purposes.

Reversing skin ageing

If you eat green chilies, you don’t have to worry much about skipping sunscreen or staying outside for a bit too long because they help fight ageing of skin. There are two parts of human cells, transcription factors as they are called, that play a role in preventing cancer and keeping skin young.
UV light triggers these transcription factors and causes skin ageing. Capsaicin in chili peppers blocks the activation of nuclear transcription factors and averts skin ageing and cancer.

Reducing inflammation

Inflammation leads to puffy joints, irritated skin and redness on your body. Psoriasis, for example, is an inflammatory skin problem, marked by red, flaky skin with white scales. The skin and joint inflammation caused by it is pretty unsightly and discomforting. This inflammation is caused by Substance P, which is a neurotransmitter in our body. Capsaicin present in green chilies blocks Substance P, preventing inflammation and certain types of pain.
If you regularly have to deal with inflammation from psoriasis or arthritis, it is a good idea to add chilies to your daily diet.

Weight loss and fat burning

If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ll have to burn fat. Green chillies can help you a lot in this. Capsaicin is a thermogenic, meaning that it increases your body’s ability to torch fat. It amps up your metabolism and the way your body uses proteins. Just by adding a few green chillies to your diet, you will find your metabolism working overtime and giving you desired results for weight loss.

Protection against cancer


Green chillies act like janitors of the body because they are a rich source of antioxidants. They help protect the body against free radicals that damage immunity, making it vulnerable to cancer.

Regulate blood sugar levels

According to studies, adding chilli peppers to your meals lowers the amount of insulin needed by your body to regulate blood sugar levels after eating. You may add chillies to your curries or rub your meats with them to add some heat. Try adding chillies to roasted vegetables or sweet potato for some adventurous cooking.


It is easy to work with chilli peppers in preparing your meals. This little effort is all it takes to get a younger, smoother skin and a healthy, slimmer body.
Chili peppers have amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals. Just 100 g provides (in % of recommended daily allowance):

240% of vitamin-C (Ascorbic acid),
39% of vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine),
32% of vitamin A,
13% of iron,
14% of copper,
7% of potassium,
but no cholesterol.

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