Chili peppers are the fruits of Capsicum pepper plants, notable for their hot flavor.
Chili peppers are primarily used as a spice and can be cooked or dried and powdered. Powdered, red chili peppers are known as paprika.
Capsaicin is the main bioactive plant compound in chili peppers, responsible for their unique, pungent taste and many of their health benefits.
Health benefits of Mama Earthâs Red Chilli powder:
1. Helps In Digestion
Red chilies powder improves the secretion of gastric juices, accelerating digestion and relieving issues like constipation and gas.
It also reduces harmful bacteria in your gut, keeping your intestines healthy.
2. Maintains Blood Pressure Levels
Red chilies are high in potassium, and so is their powder.
Potassium relaxes the blood vessels in your body and helps maintain blood pressure levels.
They also have capsaicin, an active component that reduces blood pressure and improves circulation.
The capsaicin found in red chili powder also has anti-inflammatory properties, which means that it reduces inflammation and pain, particularly in muscles and joints.
4. Helps in Weight Loss
It is common knowledge that red chili powder aids in weight loss.
Once again we have the capsaicin in red chilies to thank for this, as it reduces appetite and accelerates fat burning by increasing the bodyâs metabolism.
5. Improves Cognitive Function
Red chili powder has iron, which increases hemoglobin production and increases blood flow.
This in turn helps the brain work optimally, improving learning, thinking, reasoning, remembering, problem-solving, decision making, and attention.
6. Improves Heart Health
The wonder component capsaicin found in red chilies also reduces triglycerides, cholesterol, and platelet aggregation in the blood, which contributes in improves heart health.
It also prevents the formation of blood clots, which is again a plus for heart health.
7. Helps in Nasal Congestion
Red chili powder can thin the mucus formed in the nasal passages when you have a cold, which helps in clearing it out.
This is why doctors and physicians advise eating spicy foods and drinking soups with red chili powder in them when you have a cold.
8. Builds Immunity And Fights Diseases
Red chili powder has significant amounts of vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system and helps your body fight infections and diseases.
It also helps reduce free radicals in the body and is also known to reduce the chances of cancer.
9. Improves Eye Health
One teaspoon of red chili powder has 9% of your RDA (requisite daily amount) of vitamin A in it, which is known to improve eyesight and prevent eye diseases such as night blindness.
10. Improves Skin and Hair
Healthy skin requires both vitamin C for collagen production, which is an essential protein that skin and hair have, as well as vitamin A, which keeps hair moisturized and in good condition.
Red chili powder has both, in addition to vitamin E, which is an antioxidant known for its benefits for skin and hair.