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The healing power of Red Pepper

  1. Red pepper is a super healthy vegetable. It is full of vitamin C and capsicum, relatively more than orange. Capsicum is also used to make cold medicines. Capsa�cine is the substance that gives the red pepper a sharp taste. The nose opens; you can breathe better. The well-known Fishermans friend also contains capsaicin. That's what makes this candy so hot.

History and naming

  1. Chili peppers are native to Central America. The Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch have ensured that this pepper was spread all over the world. Chili peppers are also called hot peppers. Other names are: red and green pepper. In the Netherlands, some people know the pepper under the Indonesian name Lombok, named after the island where the Dutch grew many hot peppers at the time. From Suriname

The healing power of hot pepper

  1. The pepper has a preventive effect against many diseases through the action of vitamins, minerals and bioflavonoids. People who eat hot peppers or sambal on a daily basis are less likely to catch a cold. The pepper keeps the airways open, which you will notice immediately when you eat it. Bacteria are attacked with capsaicin. In addition, it contains a lot of vitamin C. A small pepper of 14 grams contains about 10% of the vitamin C needed for the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)

Minerals and bioflavonoids

  1. The hot pepper contains the following phytonutrients: beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthins. These flavonoids have an antioxidant effect in that it prevents damage that free radicals do in the body by switching off these free radicals. Furthermore, the hot pepper contains the minerals potassium, manganese, iron and magnesium

Preventive against sinusitis

  1. The capsaicin prevents sinusitis (inflammation of the sinus). This is caused by bacteria or viruses. Capsaicin has an antibacterial effect. Due to the healing, antibacterial effect of capsaicin, the red pepper falls into the category of medicinal food

Hot pepper is good for the heart

  1. The red pepper contains vitamin A and vitamin C. In addition, it also contains many bioflavonoids. That keeps the blood vessels elastic. This is due to the effect of these substances as an antioxidant. This prevents plaque, oxidized cholesterol deposits on the blood vessel walls. This prevents arteriosclerosis and in its wake several cardiovascular diseases

Hot pepper against type 2 diabetes

  1. Scientific research has shown that the body needs to produce less insulin after a meal to lower blood sugar after eating hot pepper. Now and then a hot pepper in the omelet, soup or salad

Anti-inflammatory effect

  1. The red pepper contains substance P, better known under the English name substance P. Substance P is a substance that consists of no less than 11 different amino acids

Hot pepper against obesity

  1. Some people get hot from red pepper and sweat. That's because red pepper is thermogenic. At the same time this means that energy is consumed, such as eating red pepper. So fat is burned. In short, red pepper helps to maintain body weight. A lot of red pepper would break down fat, but too much red pepper is not good, just like anything that stands for 'te' is not good. It's not convenient to bet on one horse when it comes to weight loss. In the article 10 tips for weight loss

Warning, don't eat too many hot peppers

  1. Never eat too many hot peppers. It may not happen soon because your body will automatically say, "Hey, stop! This is too hot. Your body cannot tolerate a lot of hot peppers, but if you like the hot flavor, an abundance of hot peppers can cause stomach problems. In cultures where people eat lombok every day, people suffer less from heart problems but more stomach problems. Another warning concerns the processing of this pungent stuff in the kitchen. When you cut a hot pepper you should never sit with your hands in your eyes immediately afterwards, but you will learn that quickly enough if you accidentally do it once.

  2. Never eat too many hot peppers. It may not happen soon because your body will say, "Hey, stop! This is too hot. Your body cannot tolerate a lot of hot peppers, but if you like the hot flavor, an abundance of hot peppers can cause stomach problems. In cultures where people eat lombok on a daily basis, people suffer less from heart problems



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