Capsaicin: The Benefits of Chili Pepper Substance

 Capsaicin: The Benefits of Chili Pepper Substance

Lena Fisher

A capsaicin is the chemical compound responsible for the pungency and spiciness of chili peppers. It is also present in chili peppers, and has analgesic, energetic, digestive, vasodilating, and antioxidant actions in the body.

It also benefits breathing, combating coughs and nasal congestion, which is why it is part of the composition of some medicines.

Benefits of capsaicin

Improves breathing

Naturally expectorant, it is an excellent substance for combating coughs, sore throats, and nasal congestion. Not only that, according to a study by scientists at the Academic Medical Center in the Netherlands, capsaicin can also relieve rhinitis.

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Prevents cancer

Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action, the consumption of capsaicin can prevent oxidative stress, that is, the action of free radicals in the body.natural antineoplastic, preventing the growth and spread of tumors.

Read more: People who eat pepper live longer, says study

Helps in weight loss

It has thermogenic action, which can facilitate and accelerate weight loss, because the metabolism acts faster and more effectively in burning fat. Likewise, it fights abdominal bloating and can also benefit the digestive process.

Fights pain

Capsaicin is a natural pain reliever. As such, it combats body aches, strengthens immunity, and prevents infections in the body.

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Calming effect

The substance is linked to the production of endorphins in the body, i.e., the feel-good hormone. Therefore, its consumption can help improve moods, and relieve symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress.

Source foods for capsaicin

  • Red peppers;
  • Paprika;
  • Ginger;
  • Turmeric;
  • Paprika.

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Lena Fisher

Lena Fisher is a wellness enthusiast, certified nutritionist, and author of the popular health and well-being blog. With over a decade of experience in the field of nutrition and health coaching, Lena has dedicated her career to helping people achieve their optimal health and live their best life possible. Her passion for wellness has led her to explore various approaches to achieving overall health, including diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. Lena's blog is a culmination of her years of research, experience, and personal journey towards finding balance and well-being. Her mission is to inspire and empower others to make positive changes in their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. When she's not writing or coaching clients, you can find Lena practicing yoga, hiking the trails, or experimenting with new healthy recipes in the kitchen.