Health Benefits Of Green Chilli

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Health benefits of green chilli

How about a couple of pakoras with spicy coriander chutney !!! It makes your mouth water, doesn't it? What makes the chutney so tempting? It's the green chilli that you add. Not only does green chilli improve taste, it also adds a lot of goodness to food as it has several health benefits. However, not everyone may like it. But once you start eating it on a regular basis, it can do wonders for your health. Some people include a whole green chilli in their daily diet. I'm only speechless when they effortlessly munch a chilli with their meal. I can't eat it like that, but I enjoy slices of it in my omelette.

Weight loss with green chilli

Come on; Discover with me the health benefits of green chilli.

Health benefits of green chilli

Green Chilli is famous for its intense and fiery taste, which is achieved through its active ingredient capsaicin. Capsaicin is very useful medically.

Here is a list of the goodnesses of green chilies.

Green chilli is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B, vitamin E, and minerals like iron, magnesium, and potassium. It also contains fiber.

Health benefits of green chilli

  • It's an immunity booster. It improves self-defense mechanisms.
  • It has anti-cancer properties. Studies show that chillies promote the death of cancer-causing cells.
  • It is naturally anti-ulcer. It provides protection against the development of gastric ulcers.
  • Chili is known to be a good analgesic, meaning it's a natural pain reliever.
  • Naturally Anti-Inflammatory – It reduces inflammation by stimulating blood flow to that area.
  • Studies show that it has anti-epileptic properties.
  • It's also helpful in treating burns.
  • It is also beneficial for heart disease. Chili lowers blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This will reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Green Chilli prevents the build up of fats along the blood vessel walls caused by free radicals. It also lowers blood pressure and heart rate. Hence, the consumption of green chilli can be considered a tonic for the heart.
  • It is beneficial for diabetes as it increases insulin sensitivity.
  • Eating green chilli improves nasal secretion and thus relieves nasal congestion. For this reason, it is part of nasal sprays. I suppose you would have experienced this. When you have green chilli your nose starts to run, doesn't it ??
  • It helps you lose weight. It is an anti-obesity remedy. I can see your smile girls !!!
  • It burns lots of calories and aids digestion.
  • It also treats constipation
  • It is also believed to be good for the lungs.
  • The juice of the green chilli has antibacterial and antifungal effects.
  • Chili also stimulates perspiration, cleanses the skin and makes the complexion brighter. Hmmm, now I know that no one is going to miss the chance to include green chillies in their diet.

My father's uncle eats a green chilli with his meal every day and he's over 90 and fit as always. He's been eating it for years. I hope it is solid evidence of its benefits.

Green chilli recipe

Chilli cucumber

This is a quick recipe with chilli pickled in lemon juice.

You need:

  • Lemon – 1
  • Salt (many: P)
  • Green chilli-5


  • Cut open the green chilli pepper and fill with a pinch of salt and cut into two parts,
  • Put them in a small glass bottle and squeeze out the juice of one lemon.
  • Keep it under sunlight for a day or two. Voila your chili cucumber is ready.

Shelf life – no more than 10 days.

A word of caution. Take it in moderation because eating too much green chilli pepper will harm you instead of doing something good. It doesn't suit some people. So, before taking it, make sure that you are not allergic to it. Pregnant women should definitely avoid it.

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Vinita writes very passionately about health and wellbeing. She was referred to as a skeleton at school, but managed to gain 17 kg during her graduation. Still looking for her ideal weight!

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