Health Benefits of Jalapeno

Benefits of Jalapeño

JALEPENOS_Bullets_Square_ShareableDo you like a little spice in your life? Do you add jalapeno peppers to your meal? Not only does it taste great, research shows that jalapeno peppers have some great health benefits.

Research is being done to see how jalapeno peppers may help with your heart health. Hot peppers contain capsaicin which may reduce cholesterol, triglycerides and platelet aggregation. Some studies suggest that capsaicin helps to dissolve fibrin in the body which blood clots use to form. Cultures throughout the world that take full advantage of spicy hot peppers in their meals have significantly lower rates of heart attack and stroke than the rest. The jalapenos contain vitamin A and C which helps to strengthen blood vessels. The vitamins along with bioflavonoids make the blood vessels more elastic and better able to adjust to changes in blood pressure.

The jalapenos and it’s capsaicin are known as a thermogenic food. Studies have shown that these thermogenic foods may actually burn away calories and fat which will give you a leaner and healthier body. In addition, jalapenos have the ability to stimulate secretions that help clear mucus from the nose which helps to fight nasal congestion. There is research being done about the pepper’s antibacterial properties that fight sinus infections and provide relief from sinus headaches.

Because of the capsaicin found in jalapenos peppers, studies have shown that it may provide relief from the pain of migraine headaches. The pepper and its capsaicin in known to inhibit a key brain pain transmitter which is a neuropeptide called Substance P. Because of this ability to inhibit Substance P, capsaicin is a very strong anti-inflammatory agent. There is some suggestion that it may be used as a treatment for arthritis, psoriasis and diabetic neuropathy.

The capsaicin found in jalapenos has been shown to help battle prostate cancer.  The vitamins and flavonoids in the peppers are incredible antioxidants which can fight cancer by stopping the cell damage.

Jalapenos contain more than a day’s worth of vitamin C . The pepper contains vitamin K and vitamin A as well. Jalapenos are also a minor source of vitamin E and most of the B complex of vitamins.

Bottom Line

Jalapenos may help with heart health

Jalapenos are good for weight loss

Jalapenos can help with migraine headaches

Jalapenos have been shown to battle prostate cancer

Jalapenos are high in vitamins

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