Capsaicin found in chillies has anti-inflammatory properties. TNS
The humble chilli, a common component used in Asian cuisine, may actually act as a medicine for heart disease, if research is to be believed.
An ingredient in hot peppers has long been used in topical creams to relieve muscles aches and arthritis pain.
Dr DeLisa Fairweather, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular disease researcher, says capsaicin, when included as part of a healthy diet, also may improve heart health.
“Hot peppers, or even green or red peppers, are able to reduce heart disease and reduce death from heart disease,” says Dr Fairweather.
Capsaicin has anti-inflammatory properties. Why is that important for heart health?
Dr Fairweather says inflammation drives plaque build-up in blood vessel walls.
And since capsaicin reduces inflammation, it may help prevent that process from happening.
Capsaicin also may help boost your immune system, further reducing risk.
“There really could be important benefits that you could have from eating hot chilli peppers, especially in their ability to reduce some of these immune cell responses that are driving atherosclerosis and heart attacks,” says Dr Fairweather.
Further research is needed to learn more about capsaicin and heart health.
But Dr Fairweather says including hot peppers in a healthy diet could be a great idea.
In the meantime, you can continue relishing hot curries and kebabs.
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