Why Jalapeno Peppers Are Good For Health

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Hindustan Times

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Published
Oct 09, 2021

Adding these medium-sized chilli peppers to ones food leads to a range of health benefits. Here are a few of them

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They are packed with vitamin C and help fight against free radicals that trigger the development of cancer cells 

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 Regular consumption of jalapenos aids in weight loss as they are low in calories

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The heat released by jalapeno peppers acts as a natural painkiller. It temporarily blocks pain receptors and helps you relax. (Don’t apply jalapeno peppers directly on the skin)

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Jalapeno peppers help maintain heart health as they contain flavonoids, vitamin C, and capsaicin which help in prevention of heart diseases

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The antimicrobial and antibacterial properties of jalapenos lowers the growth of bacteria and infections like strep throat and tooth decay

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Jalapeno peppers are rich in vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps boost the immune system 

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Studies suggest that jalapeno peppers contain vitamin A which is crucial for eye health

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 These peppers are available mainly in two colours, red and green and are dense with nutrients like vitamin A, C, K and B6

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It also contains magnesium, fibre, folate, carotene (an antioxidant) and an active ingredient called capsaicin

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