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Caution if you have diabetes only take 250mL
Ever since its introduction to India in 1498, chillies have been included in Ayurvedic medicines and used as tonic to ward off many diseases. Chillies are good for slimming down as it burns the calorie easily. Chillies stimulate the appetite, help to clear the lungs, and stimulate digestive system.
Antioxidants destroy free radical bodies. Usually, these radical bodies may travel in the body and cause huge amounts of damage to cells. These radical bodies could damage nerve and blood vessel in diabetes.
The antioxidants present in the chilli wipe out the radical bodies that could build up cholesterol causing major heart diseases such as atherosclerosis.
Chilli have antioxidants that can destroy cholesterol which could cause major disease like atherosclerosis and other heart diseases. Other disease like cataract and arthritis like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
It also dilates airway of lungs which reduces asthma and wheezing.
Detoxicants : Chillies acts as detoxifiers as they removes waste products from our body and increases supply nutrients to the tissues. It also acts as gastrointestinal detoxicants helping in digestion of food.
Pain killer : Chillies stimulates the release of endorphins that are natural pain killers. It relieves pain caused due to shingles (Herpes Zoster), bursitis, diabetic neuropathy and muscle spasm in shoulders, and extremities. It also helps in relieving arthritic pains in the extremities.
Antibiotic : Chillies brings fresh blood to the site of the infection. The fresh blood fights infection. The white blood cells and leukocytes present in the fresh blood fights viruses.
Brain : Capsaicin stimulates brain to excrete endorphin and gives a sense of pleasure when ingested. This is the reason people get addicted to chilli.
Cancer : It has been noted that vitamin C, beta-carotene and folic acid found in chilli reduces the risk of colon cancer. Chillies such as red pepper have cartonoid lycopene, which prevents cancer disease.
Heart Attack : Chillies have vitamin B6 and folic acid. The vitamin B reduces high homocysteine level. High homocysteine levels have been shown to cause damage to blood vessels and are associated with a greatly increased risk of heart attack and stroke. It also converts homocysteine into other molecules which is beneficial to lower cholesterol level.
Lung disease : Chillies gives relief from nasal congestion by increasing the metabolism. It also dilates airway of lungs which reduces asthma and wheezing. It relieves chronic congestion in people who are heavy drinkers.
Cigarette smoke contains benzopyrene which destroys the vitamin A in the body. The vitamin A present in chilli reduces inflammation of lungs and emphysema caused due to cigarette smoking.
Why chilli could be diabetes “wonder drug”
Researchers at the University of Tasmania are calling for volunteers brave enough to sample spicy food in the name of science.
chilliesVolunteers sought to sample spicy food
School of Human Life Science researchers Dr Kiran Ahuja and PhD candidate Sibella King are investigating whether people living with impaired glucose tolerance, or type-2 diabetes show better health results after eating a small quantity of chilli.
Dr Ahuja said previous research on healthy people led the team to believe the humble chilli could have a positive impact on those living with type-2 diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance.
“In future, this simple dietary addition may assist in the management of the increasingly common and serious conditions of diabetes and heart disease,” Dr Ahuja said.
“Based on our earlier research, we anticipate that the consumption of chilli by people with impaired glucose tolerance and type-2 diabetes will provide significant improvements in post meal blood glucose, insulin and other risk factors for diabetes and heart disease.”
However, in order to further their research, Dr Ahuja and Ms King need volunteers – the study is suitable for men and women aged between 35 and 70 years who have been diagnosed with:
PRECAUTIONS: If chilie (capsician) is taken in excess of the recommended amounts, it can cause kidney or liver damage and gastroenteritis. If you have gastritis, bowel disease, or ulcers, consult your physician before taking cayenne
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