Health Benefits — Health Benefits
Chile Protects Against Aspirin & Ulcers
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.
Protect the Package: How Hot Sauce Can Help Prevent Prostate Cancer
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.
Chili Pepper Ingredient Fights Fat
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.
Spices Prevent Platelet Aggregation
Spices do a whole lot more than liven up food. New research has found that the active ingredients in several common spices prevent platelet aggregation and blood clot formation up to 29 times better than aspirin and without the side effects.