The burn felt while eating a ghost pepper
comes directly from the food's capsaicin
Capsaicin is a phytonutrient (antioxidant) primarily found in chili pepper seeds and ribs while also present in its flesh. It has been shown to offer many health benefits—such as promoting cardiovascular health, increasing metabolism, preventing infections and immune defense, serving as an anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory agent, providing pain relief, and even raising energy levels by triggering an adrenaline response.
And as an added benefit, chili peppers can add
great flavor and zest to spice up your food!
A Healthy Superfood
Chili peppers like ghost peppers are
definitely the spice to a healthier life!
As most-interesting fruits widely known for their bright colors and pungent taste, eating chili peppers is quite beneficial if you can handle the heat! In fact, chili peppers are known as a “superfood” which are very rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals but low in calories—making them a great addition to a well-balanced and healthy diet and enjoyable lifestyle.
Health Benefits of Hot Peppers