Chili peppers are now considered a global phenomenon as people all around the world.
From Cambodia to California, and from Birmingham, Alabama to Birmingham, United Kingdom, mostly found spice lovers.
For many years, chillie hailed for therapeutic properties, now researchers found that eating chili peppers regularly cut the risk of death from heart disease and stroke.
Throughout history, cultures have associated various health benefits with eating chili peppers.
However, as one of the authors of the recent study, Prof. Licia Iacoviello, explained beneficial properties ascribed mostly on the basis of anecdotes or traditions, if not magic.
In more recent times, scientists have focused on capsaicin, the compound that gives chili their unmistakable punch.
According to the authors of the latest study, capsaicin observed to favorably improve cardiovascular function and metabolic regulation in experimental and population studies.
Other researchers have concluded that capsaicin might be useful in the fight against neuropathic pain, arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, and even cancer.
Red chillies are a rich source of Vitamin C that helps in supporting the immune system and combat chronic diseases.
There are very powerful antioxidants in red chilli that help in clearing blockages in blood vessels and arteries.
Green chilli vs. Red chilli
Two kinds of chilies found commonly in household:
- green chilies
- red chilies
Both have distinct tastes and also have different health benefits.
Born as green, when dried, turn red as they lose all the water content and become more pungent.
In addition chillies dry up and turn red, they lose a major chunk of nutrients.
Moreover, Green chillies are definitely healthier as compared to red chili powder.
Chillies have higher water content and zero calories which makes them a healthy choice for those who are trying to shed some pounds.
Green chillies rich source of beta–carotene, antioxidants and endorrphins while red chilies consumed in excess can cause internal inflammation which results in peptic ulcers.
The chances of artificial dyes and synthetic colours used in store bought red chilli powders is extremely high.
Although the best way to consume both red and green chili is eating them raw.
This will help you get rid of problems associated with the adulteration and mixing of synthetic colours in powder.
Furthermore, whenever you buy them you can store them in the refrigerator that will help them stay fresh.