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Written by Navneet Kaur, M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics


Health Benefits of Green Chillies

Green chillies, known for their fiery heat and distinctive flavour, are a staple ingredient in many cuisines around the world. Beyond their ability to add a spicy kick to your dishes, green chillies also offer a range of health benefits.  


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Green chillies are a good source of vitamins A and C, which are essential for maintaining healthy skin, vision, and a robust immune system. 

1. Rich in Vitamins 

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mpound capsaicin found in green chillies can help boost metabolism, aiding in weight management and potentially supporting weight loss efforts. 

2. Boosts Metabolism 

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Capsaicin also has pain-relieving properties and is often used topically in pain-relief creams and patches for conditions like arthritis and neuropathic pain. 

3. Pain Relief 

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Green chillies may help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease due to their vasodilatory effects and potential to improve cholesterol levels. 

4.Heart Health 

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These peppers can stimulate digestion by increasing the production of digestive enzymes and promoting healthy gut function. 

5.Digestive Aid 

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The antioxidants in green chillies can help combat inflammation, potentially reducing the risk of chronic inflammatory diseases. 

6. Anti-Inflammatory 

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Vitamin C in green chillies supports the immune system, helping the body fend off infections and illnesses. 

7. Enhances Immunity 

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Capsaicin can suppress appetite and increase feelings of fullness, which may aid in weight management and portion control. 

8. Weight Management 

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Some individuals find relief from migraines and cluster headaches through capsaicin's ability to desensitize pain receptors. 

9. Pain Management

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Green chillies contain various antioxidants that can help protect cells from oxidative stress and damage caused by free radicals. 

10. Antioxidant Properties 

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While green chillies certainly add a spicy punch to your meals, they also bring a host of health benefits to the table. From boosting metabolism and aiding in weight management to supporting heart health and enhancing immunity, these small peppers have much to offer. However, it's essential to consume them in moderation, as excessive consumption can lead to digestive discomfort or irritation.  


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