Health Benefits — chili
Capsaicin has been used medicinally for centuries. Hot peppers were one of the first plants domesticated in the Americas. Archaeologists believe people in Mexico were eating chiles and peppers as early as 7000 BC. Ancient pain-relievers and other medications used capsaicin as a major ingredient.
Before you freak out, don’t worry, you don’t need to shake hot sauce on your bulge. Capsaicin, the main compound found in chili peppers (the main ingredient in hot sauce) has been found to help prevent prostate cancer.
If you’re tired of bland, tasteless meals, it’s time to spice up your meal with a little heat. As the weather gets warmer, we no longer have to think of comfort foods to satisfy our appetites. In fact, you can really turn up the heat on your meal at the same time Mother Nature turns up the heat outside!