Chili peppers have been shown to have lots of health benefits. They lower the risk of heart disease according to research from the University of Scranton. Chili peppers are loaded with capsaicin, which is a potent fat-burning agent. When you consume capsaicin, your body releases a hormone called lipoprotein lipase (LPL).
High salt diets can lead to high blood pressure and other health conditions. A study published in the journal Circulation found that capsaicin, a compound in chili peppers, suppressed salt cravings. In a study by the University of Guelph, chili peppers increased the sensitivity to salt, which in turn decreased salt cravings. A study at the University of California, Davis, found that capsaicin reduced a person’s salt intake by as much as 50%.
After examining 30 studies, researchers from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that eating pepper increases the antioxidant capacity of the body, which in turn helps lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Chilis can help you drop a few pounds, according to a new study. The study found that eating chili peppers made people feel fuller and led to less food intake.