Capsicum, chili or red pepper has been cultivated for thousands of years, and comes in a variety of colours such as red, yellow and green. The Capsicum may also be known as the bell pepper, jalapeno, cayenne, paprika and chili to name but a few of the many varieties available.
This very versatile food, is a very popular way to add that extra kick of flavour and colour to your favourite dishes, but it is also a highly effective food to help you lose weight.
Until recently, it has not been possible to take the capsicum in a supplement form, but now for the very first time, the technology is available for us to take the capsicum in a high dose supplement form, to bring about incredible weight loss!
Rich in vitamins and unique compounds, the capsicum is a highly effective weight loss food, and also benefits our health in many other ways.
The capsicum speeds up your metabolism, burns fat and also suppresses your appetite. This is really one powerful weight loss food!
During a recent study, it was proven that the spice of the pepper increases thermogenesis which helps us to oxidise or burn fat we have eaten in a meal. Other research concluded that if 6 to 10gms of red pepper was added to a meal, it would help to suppress the appetite.
Additional studies showed that when a small 3gm of red chili sauce and mustard sauce was added to food, the metabolic rate increased up to 25%.
With results like this, it was only going to be a period of time, before products were in place for us to be able to take Capsicum in a supplement form, which would not aggravate the digestive system. This has been achieved in the last year, with the launch of several highly effective and highly potent chili weight loss products. In fast, the bestselling chili weight loss supplement, sold out in 3 days flat when it was launched last summer and has been a bestseller for the Pharmaceutical company who developed it ever since!
Aside from the weight loss benefits of capsicum, there are also many other health benefits we can gain from the humble chili.
The capsicum supports the production of gastric juices, which are vital for a healthy and fully functioning metabolism. It also leads to the secretion of digestive juices and prevents indigestion.
The capsicum is also known to regulate blood pressure, and lower cholesterol and triglyceride (the chemical form in which most fat exists in food as well as in the body) levels.
Cold and Flu Protection
The chili is packed with vitamins such Vitamin C and Vitamin A, which have a high concentration of carotenoids, antioxidants and flavonoids, including beta-carotene.
The heat of the pepper also opens and drains congested nasal passages, which is why if we have a cold people often suggest a hot curry or another spicy dish.
Interestingly, the chili is also known to be helpful in treating pain-related diseases. The Capsaicin in the capsicum, which is the component that gives the chili its heat, blocks the transmission of pain from the skin to the spinal cord and prevents the sensation of pain.
It will be interesting to see if this finding is research and developed further for future analgesic products, such has been the case for the weight loss arena.
chili extract is effective at boosting hair growth. It also prevents hair loss and helps you maintain thicker and fuller hair.
Eyes and Skin
Eating or taking the capsicum in a supplement form, can also help to keep the skin clear, and prevents rashes, spots and pimples. It contains vitamin A, which is good for eyes and helps prevent eye diseases.
The Capsaicin, the compounds that gives chili its heat, also prevents carcinogens from binding with DNA and may provide some protection from cancer.
This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what the chili can do for us, and there really is no end to the talent of the humble little chili!