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Health Benefits of Green Chilli And Its Side Effects

Green Chilli Nutritional Value of Green Chilli Health Benefits of Green Chilli Uses of Green Chilli Side-Effects & Allergies of Green Chilli Origin And Cultivation of Green Chilli
Health Benefits of Green Chilli And Its Side Effects

A small straight, shrub-like branched plant with green and red fruits used as a taste enhancer and seasoning. Green Chilies are a household name and an essential ingredient in every house in India, Mexican and Thai cuisines. More than 200 different species of chilies have been identified, which contain capsaicin which is an active ingredient and extremely advantageous to the respiration process, heart and blood pressure. Capsaicin is the main reason for the warmth and has a significant effect on increasing blood circulation and also stimulates the palate. The body releases sweat after consuming, but that has a cooling effect on your body, which is the reason chilies are found in abundance in steamy and humid areas.

Green Chilli

An Indian Meal is incomplete without Green Chilies as it is the main ingredient in any Indian recipe. You only need to slice, chop, slit or dice and mix it with the other ingredients or even garnish your food with this hot chili. Famous for its bitterness and heats it produces, after having a stalk of chilly is quite a known fact. There are mainly majorly three kinds of chilies available which are Black Pearl pepper, Bishop’s crown pepper, and black Hungarian pepper.

Green Chillies has many health benefits and is also rich in a number of vitamins and minerals. Capsaicin is a chemical present in chilies, which helps the body in many ways which are listed below. Interestingly, India is the largest consumer, producer, and exporter of the green chilies in the world. Let us find out benefits of eating green chilies daily more about this hot and steamy food condiment.

Nutritional Value of Green Chilli

Check out green chili nutritional benefits, a composition of macronutrients in a half cup serving of raw green chilly is about 30 calories, 7.1 grams of carbohydrates, 1.5 grams of protein, 1.1 gram of fiber and 0.15 grams of fat. It also contains vital vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C and Vitamin A, potassium and iron which are extremely beneficial for men and women alike.

Nutritional facts Per 100 gm of Green Chilli

40 Calories
0.2 g Total Fat
7 mg Sodium
340 mg Potassium
9 g Total Carbohydrate
2 g Protein

Vitamins and Minerals

2 g Vitamin A
0.01 Calcium
404 % Vitamin C
6 % Iron
15 % Vitamin B-6
6 % Magnesium

Health Benefits of Green Chilli

Health Benefits of Green Chilli
Check out best health benefits of Green Chilli. Try to add green chilli in your diet to get all these advantages which are given below:

Green Chilli Rich in Antioxidants

Green chilies are known to be a rich source of antioxidants. Vitamins- A, B complex (B6 and B9), and C are found in abundance in green chilies. This compensates the damaging effects of bacteria in our bodies and is very helpful in preventing blood clots which is the primary reason for multiple cardiovascular diseases like heart stroke and cardiac arrest. Furthermore, helps in thwarting the spread of cancer to the colon, prostate, and lungs.

Green Chilli acts as Anti-inflammatory

Green chilies as we already know , helps with relieving the pain and also the swelling linked with appalling bone disorders like arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid, etc.

Soothing effect on the Respiratory System

The Phytonutrients present in green chilies relax the respiratory passage and also lowers the danger of lung cancer along with prevention of problems associated with lungs such as Asthma, Cough and cold.

Anti-Bacterial Properties of Green Chilli

Its anti-bacterial properties keep us safe from infections such as colon infections athlete’s foot and herpes zoster.

Green Chilli Boosts Immunity

Green chilies contain vital nutrients such as vitamins B6 and C which boosts the body’s immunity to handle the diseases.

Green Chilli Improves Digestive Health

Green chilli is good for health as it is loaded with essential dietary fiber which helps in cleansing of the colon. It aids in healthy bowel movements and prevents constipation.

Calcium Rich Green Chilli

Surprisingly, these green chilies are the finest source of Calcium and help to keep our teeth and bones healthy and strong. Additionally, it repairs the tissues and contributes to create new blood cells.

Green Chilli Improves Vision

Vitamin A present in the green chilies is one of the essential nutrients, which are helpful in improving the vision and reduces the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration which happens with age.

Green Chilli Aids in Weight Loss

It is known that Green chilies have no calories and therefore increases the metabolism of the body and hence burning the excess fat from the body.

Green Chilli Keeps Skin Radiant and Young

The super antioxidant vitamin C present in green chilli facilitates the creation of vital collagen which keeps and maintains the firmness and the health of the skin. It acts as a barrier thereby, preventing damage. The much talked phytonutrients very efficiently cure acne, rashes, pimples, blemishes, and wrinkles and the Vitamin E produces natural oils which are good for skin.

Green Chilli Improves Mood

The capsaicin present in Green chilies releases the “feel good” endorphins and act as an anti-depressant which helps in keeping your mood positive.

Green Chilli Makes Hair Healthy

Green chilies are known to make the hair healthy as it contains such natural silicon’s which not only improves the circulation of blood to the scalp but also to the hair follicles and protects the hair follicles by working as a growth stimulator. The Vitamin C present in these green chilies absorb iron and provides oxygen to hair thereby prevention of split ends and hair breakage.

Uses of Green Chilli

Green Chili comes with a lot of uses for household and medicinal purposes. It has abundant culinary uses since these Chili pepper berries can be used in a fresh form or even dried. These Chilies are dried under the sun to preserve them for longer durations. Pickles, flaked, paste and ground chili are also available in the market to be used in cooking. This is also used as an Ornamental plant as its appearance makes it an excellent garden plant. Eating chilies can trigger a lot of sensations in the mind of people like fear and pain which are not harmful if chilies are consumed to experience them. It has a lot of medicinal uses as well because of the chemical present in chili peppers, i.e., Capsaicin makes them hot and is widely used as an analgesic in various nasal sprays and topical ointments. It is known to provide a huge relief from pain. Capsaicin can even be extracted to be used as a pepper spray, which is a lethal weapon used by many women across the world. In many parts of the world, chilies are used for crop and food defense as well.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Green Chilli

With so many benefits, Green chilly comes with a few side effects. Stomach and skin irritation can be toxic, if consumed in high quantities. Consuming extremely hot chilly can not only burn the mouth from inside, but can also be very irritating when evacuated from the body. Ensure that you wash your hands after touching chilly food items or chilies and do not touch your nose, eyes, mouth or any other sensitive body parts after you have handled chilies. The high amount of capsaicin is very toxic and can be very painful.

Origin And Cultivation of Green Chilli

With so many benefits, Green chilly comes with a few side effects. Stomach and skin irritation can be toxic, if consumed in high quantities. Consuming extremely hot chilly can not only burn the mouth from inside, but can also be very irritating when evacuated from the body. Ensure that you wash your hands after touching chilly food items or chilies and do not touch your nose, eyes, mouth or any other sensitive body parts after you have handled chilies. The high amount of capsaicin is very toxic and can be very painful.

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