Red pepper has many benefits, here are the most important:
Analgesia and pain relief
The active substance capsaicin in hot peppers has some unique properties, including its ability to bind to pain receptors, and this leads to a burning sensation, but it does not actually cause any real burn injury.
Eating too much red pepper may desensitize your pain receptors over time, reducing your ability to feel the burning sensation that red pepper contains.
Also, the frequent use of red pepper makes these pain receptors insensitive to other pains, such as: heartburn caused by acid reflux.
It should be noted that red pepper contains anti-inflammatory components that contribute to the treatment of arthritis, pain, bruising and inflammation.
Improve digestive health
Among the benefits of capsaicin is its contribution to promoting intestinal health and weight loss, contrary to some beliefs that red pepper can be harmful to the intestines, as it can be an anti-irritant to the stomach and may help treat stomach ulcers.
It is also rich in antioxidants and other compounds that can soothe other digestive issues, such as upset stomachs, gas, and diarrhea.
Promote heart health
One of the benefits of red pepper is its role in improving blood circulation, preventing heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol and reducing fat deposits, thus reversing excessive blood clotting, and it also helps dilate blood vessels to aid blood flow.
Promote weight loss
Red pepper activates thermogenesis and increases metabolism, which contributes to burning more calories and losing weight.
Fighting influenza and colds
Chili peppers are rich in beta-carotene and antioxidants that support your immune system and help fight colds and flu. They are also rich in vitamin C, which is responsible for strengthening the immune system.
Getting rid of bad breath
One of the benefits of red pepper is that its powder helps to get rid of bad breath, as it works as a mouth disinfectant.
Fight iron deficiency
Red pepper is characterized by its high content of vitamin C, which enhances the absorption of iron, and therefore it is an ideal food to fight iron deficiency.