Health Benefits — Health Benefits
Sure, they can help spice up your food, but there are other health benefits to eating the Scotch Bonnet Pepper. This smoky, almost fruit-like pepper is a favorite when it comes to turning up the heat at mealtime. But there are also some real health benefits to the Scotch Bonnet. In fact, there are four good, healthy reasons to start incorporating the pepper into your diet.
It has been found that chile protects against the side effects of aspirin and chile eaters develop fewer peptic ulcers than those who eat plain foods. Also, rates of stomach cancer are unusually low in countries where chile peppers are part of a regular diet, as capsaicin appears to neutralize some carcinogens.
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.
Capsaicin, the stuff that gives chili peppers their kick, may cause weight loss and fight fat buildup by triggering certain beneficial protein changes in the body, according to a new study on the topic. The report, which could lead to new treatments for obesity, appears in ACS’ monthly Journal of Proteome Research.