Chilly: Red, hot healer

Chilly: Red, hot healer
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Chilly: Red, hot healer. The red hot healer is known as chile, chili, chilly and even chilli most commonly in the south Asian countries. It is also known as chili pepper in many countries across the globe.

The red hot healer is known as chile, chili, chilly and even chilli most commonly in the south Asian countries. It is also known as chili pepper in many countries across the globe. It is the hottest of all spices available in the world. It one of the most widely consumed spices in the world. We in India eat 20 times more chillies than any other spices in the world.

The red hot trademark of chilly comes from capsaicin in it. Capsaicin is found in the inner membrane of the chilly and also in the seeds. It is indestructible and can not be washed off with water and neither by cold nor by heat. Capsaicin presenting the chillies helps to offer pain relief to people who suffer with osteoarthritis. It finally adds up to less pain and increased flexibility. Chilly has been proved as a natural pain killer.
A study at the University of California, San Francisco found that high dose of capsaicin cream significantly reduced chronic, debilitating nerve pain associated with a vast range of various diseases. Seven out of ten patient improved by at least fifty percent.
All chillies have healing properties. The hotter the chilly more is the therapeutic value of it. A chilly contains nine times more vitamin A than a green pepper and twice as much as vitamin C than an orange. Besides vitamins chillies are also rich in minerals, including potassium and magnesium.
Several studies had showed that eating chillies increases the rate at which you burn calories. Taking capsaicin supplements before exercise can help you to increase your metabolism rate and loose fat faster. A scientific research has shown that people eating chillies nearly daily had lower rates of cardiovascular diseases.
Studies has shown that in the chilly eating countries there is a much lower rate of potential dangerous blood clots which leads to heart attack or strokes. Another study showed that the healthy men who ate ounce of chillies daily for a month had a lower resting heart rate. Dozens of studies had brought a conclusion saying that capsaicin causes death to tumor cells in test animals and human cell cultures.
Over the last decade about 100 experiments in test tubes and on animals have found a strong relation between eating chillies and prevention of cancer. It includes various types of cancer like breast, esophagus, stomach, liver, prostate brain and leukemia.
People have a wrong concept in their mind about the fire caused by the chilly in the mouth. We usually grab a glass of water when we have a chilly mouth which only can make things worse. It is because chilly is not soluble in water; it just increases the flame in the mouth. Beer, milk, yogurt, peanut butter and ice cream work the best for the burn.
Chilly has been in a bad reputation of causing the same kind of fire in the stomach that is caused in the mouth while eating it. A small amount daily is not bad excess is not advisable . We can claim this red hot healer as one of the best spices with a bulk of benefits.
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