Chillies are one of the most used spices in Indian cooking. There is an incredibly diverse range of chilli peppers, all of which serve their own individual purpose in the cooking process. There are numerous types of chillies some different colours, from other countries and different levels of heat. Red chillies tend to generally be mellower whereas green chillies have a sharper and hotter kick to them. Despite the array of amazing flavours, smells, and tastes we get from chillies in our cooking, there are surprisingly a number of incredible health benefits too!
Great for a healthy diet
Green chillies have absolutely zero calories, making them the perfect spice ingredient for those focused on a healthy diet. They can also speed up your metabolism as much as 50% for up to three hours after eating, ensuring a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Improve your skin regime
Rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene, chillies are great for helping you take care of your skin regime, keeping your skin healthy and glowing. In order to ensure your chillies withhold the vitamin C ensure that they are stored in a dark, cool area. Chillies exposed to heat, light and air are at risk of losing their vitamin C.
The perfect cure for a stressful week
Had a hectic and tough week and feeling a bit down? Add some green chillies to a delicious, aromatic Haryali Methi and feel rejuvenated. Chillies actually release endorphins that will boost your mood and reduce pain making you feel happier and healthier.
Lower your body temperature
Capsaicin found in green chillies is known to lower body temperature by stimulating the cooling centre of the hypothalamus in the brain. Hence people are still enjoying hot and spicy foods flavoured with chilli in warm countries around the world such as India.
Natural source of iron
Add green chillies to your diet plan and never feel weak or tired again due to a lack of iron. If you suffer from an iron deficiency then this is a great way to improve both the taste of your meals and your overall health with a natural source of iron.
Balance blood sugar levels
Green chillies have been proven to balance blood sugar levels, potentially being the answer to many diabetics diet problems and a more enjoyable and stable lifestyle.
Improve your immune system
Improve your immune system and combat the common cold and sinus infections by adding chillies to your diet. Capsaicin has a stimulating effect on the mucous membranes of the nose and sinuses that stimulate the blood flow through the membranes and causes mucus secretion to become thinner.
Pain reliever, digestive and ulcer preventative
The heat produced from chillies can act as a pain reliever; a digestive and contrary to belief prevent ulcers. Green chillies have plenty of dietary fibres and therefore can help you digest food faster.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
Eating green chillies can help reduce the likelihood of developing atherosclerosis, by reducing blood cholesterol it also prevents blood clots that could later lead to a heart attack or stroke.
Protect the body
Green chillies loaded with antioxidants protect the body against free radicals, which help keep prostate problems at bay.
Evidently, there is a range of astonishing health benefits from green chillies. It is important, like any food, to consume it in moderation. We have a range of delicious products already perfectly spiced to your taste with chilli.