Want spicy food? Add green chilli to get the taste. Not only does it give the spicy touch, green chilies come with a pack of health benefits which almost seem unbelievable.
Let’s look at the healing benefits this humble spice offers:
1. Improves digestion
When green chillies are chewed, saliva is automatically released in good amount, which helps in food digestion. Being rich in dietary fibre, it helps smoothen the bowel movement and prevent ulcers.
2. Good for Heart and Eyes
Enriched with potassium, manganese and magnesium, green chillies control heart rate and blood pressure. It also decreases cholesterol levels and prevents the formation of blood clots, a common cause of heart attacks. Being rich in vitamin A, green chillies improve vision among people of all ages.
3. Vitamin C and K storehouse
A powerhouse of Vitamin C, green chillies are great for healthy skin and immune system. Make sure to store the green chillies at a dark cool area because chillies lose Vitamin C when they are exposed to heat, light and air. It is also rich in Vitamin K that helps to decrease the risk of osteoporosis and of bleeding dangerously when you are cut or injured.
4. Stabilise mood
Eating green chillies releases endorphins (feel good hormone) which helps in elevating the mood and curbing mood swings, also a pain reliever.
5. Natural source of Iron
Add green chillies to your diet plan and never feel weak or tired again due to a lack of iron. If you suffer from an iron deficiency, this is a great way to improve your health.
Phew! Add green chillies generously to all your meals, not just to enhance flavour, but also to give you all the health benefits.