Chili peppers can be good – just don’t overdo it

(ORDO NEWS) — Chili is rich in a special substance that gives it its special taste and has a number of health benefits. The Qatari edition Al Jazeera talks about the benefits of chili. But there are also side effects. For example, it can irritate or increase bleeding.

Cayenne pepper is a hot pepper used to add a special savory flavor to food. Typically, cayenne peppers are thin, red in color, and are 10 to 25 centimeters long. It is also known as African or Zanzibar peppers, or chili peppers. But how is it good for health?

An article published on the American site states that cayenne peppers contain high amounts of capsaicin, which gives peppers their special taste and has a number of health benefits.

In addition, cayenne pepper is also rich in other beneficial substances, such as vitamins A and C.

What are the health benefits of cayenne pepper?

Increases metabolism

Cayenne pepper boosts metabolism and helps fight hunger thanks to capsaicin. Eating foods rich in capsaicin increases the rate of metabolic processes in the body.

The study found that people who regularly eat cayenne pepper are satiated faster and eat less during the day. Thus, adding capsaicin to your diet can suppress appetite and promote weight loss.

Protects the heart

Cayenne pepper can improve vascular health and thus benefit the heart.

Boosts immunity

While there isn’t much research on the subject, the antioxidants found in cayenne pepper can boost immunity.

What are the side effects of cayenne pepper?


Cayenne pepper can irritate the skin, eyes, stomach, throat and nose. It is not recommended to apply hot peppers to damaged or inflamed skin areas.

Damages the liver or kidneys

Excessive consumption of cayenne pepper can impair kidney or liver function.

Problems with pregnancy and lactation

It is recommended to stop eating cayenne pepper during pregnancy and lactation due to the risk of unwanted effects.

Increases bleeding

Capsaicin may increase bleeding during and after surgery. It is recommended that you eliminate cayenne pepper from your diet at least two weeks before surgery.


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