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7 Jalapeno Consumption Benefits

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Marinated Jalapeno

Jalapenos are a type of hot pepper of Mexican origin. They are small, green or red, with a moderately spicy taste. They are commonly used in traditional Mexican cuisine, but are popular all over the world. They can be eaten raw, boiled, smoked, cooked or even in a powdered form. In addition, these peppers are rich in nutrients and have a number of beneficial health properties.

Let's take a look at the 7 health benefits of Jalapenos.

1. They are rich in nutrients - and in particular vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. They are also low in calories. Their peppery taste is due to the substance capsaicin.

2. They can help you lose excess weight - according to many studies, these hot peppers speed up the metabolism and reduce the appetite, which helps you to lose weight.

Green Jalapenos

3. They fight cancer - There are a number of studies that show that capsaicin in this type of pepper can fight cancer, if consumed in large doses. However, the allegations have not yet been fully substantiated.

4. They can be a natural painkiller - capsaicin in hot peppers also acts as a natural painkiller. Interestingly, in addition to consumption, you can reduce the pain by placing the pepper on the affected area.

5. Prevents stomach ulcers - although the opposite is true, which is that spicy foods can cause ulcers, research shows that capsaicin reduces the risk of them.

6. They fight infections - spices and herbs have long been added to products to improve their taste and deal with their possible spoilage. This type of pepper, like other spicy foods, contains compounds that prevent the development of bacteria that can cause infectious problems.

7. They contribute to good heart health - hot peppers help lower the blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar levels, which, in turn, leads to the well-being of the whole body. Given that these are the most common causes of heart problems, peppers would be an extremely useful product for those who are at risk of such diseases.