Eating Peppers for Health

Peppers come from the Capsicum plant family and the variety among peppers are tremendous. There is mild flavored, to sweet to dangerously hot.

No matter whether you enjoy the taste of the mild Anaheim or bell pepper, the medium cascabel or the fiery jalapeno or Tabasco, enjoy peppers on a regular basis as they are delicious tasting and also are virtually fat free.

Peppers come in a wide range of colors such as light, medium and dark green; gold; orange; bright red and all the way up to dark red; yellow peppers from pale to bright; browns from medium to extremely dark and some peppers are even purple in color.

Respiratory Problems

Peppers are comparable to garlic and onions when it comes to their benefits to health. In particular peppers are helpful for respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis and an assortment of other breathing problems. Traditionally hot peppers have played an integral role in Chinese medicine. Hot peppers are excellent at fighting respiratory infections and illnesses as well as pulmonary disorders.

Peppers have an ingredient in them known as capsaicinĀ and this ingredient is particularly good at encouraging the lungs to work as well as they possibly can. If you want your lungs to work to their optimum best then add peppers to your diet on a regular basis.

For this reason peppers are recommended as a daily food for all individual that smoke and even non-smokers. If you are opposed to second hand smoke on a regular basis you might also want to eat as many peppers as you possibly can.

Peppers For Sinus Problems

Peppers, as previously stated, are good for combating respiratory illnesses and are excellent for asthma sufferers as it allows them to breathe much easier than they would otherwise. Anyone who suffers from sinus congestion or sinus pain or has postnasal drip or problems with their nasal passages should add peppers to their daily diet. Peppers of all sorts can help to decrease the incidence of headaches.

Peppers have very few calories and are extremely high when it comes to vitamin C. In fact a green bell pepper contains more vitamin C than any kind of citrus fruit that is of the same weight and a red pepper triples that when it comes to vitamin C. The hooter the pepper is, the higher quantity of vitamin C it contains.

Back in history, in fact going back centuries, Chile peppers have been used to help prevent the common cold and when a person did get a head cold, Chile peppers helped to get rid of it as soon as possible.

Hot Peppers

Hot peppers are very strong tasting and many people complain that they get indigestion from this type of pepper. Some people believe that stomach ulcers are linked to eating a great deal of hot peppers but this has never been proven conclusively by research studies.

Hot peppers are thought to work as a blood thinner which is effective at fighting both strokes and heart attacks. There are topical skin creams that contain the ingredient capsicum and this is useful for a number of chronic skin disorders as well as skin pain.