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What are the health benefits of Capsicum?

September 25, 2021

From the Medical News Today website

All chili peppers and bell peppers belong to the genus Capsicum. People around the world use Capiscum in traditional medicine, and preliminary research suggests it may have value in Western medicine.

The main active ingredient in many varieties of chili peppers is capsaicin, which is responsible for their characteristic hot flavor, or pungency. Capsaicin and other Capsicum compounds have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Studies indicate Capsicum, including capsaicin, may help reduce pain and lower the risk of metabolic syndrome and cancer. Research also implies it may reduce the risk of death, as well as fight bacterial infections that are resistant to antibiotics.

Keep reading to learn more about the nutritional content and health benefits of Capsicum.

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