8 Incredible Health Boosting Benefits Of Hot Peppers

Capsaicin protection

Janice Tovey
2 min readJun 28, 2022


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Science continues to document the enormous health benefits derived from hot peppers. The magic is in the chemical called capsaicin.

Capsaicin has anti-microbial properties proven to stop bacterial growth by as much as a whooping 75%. Wow! Hot peppers protect us from food poisoning and add spice and zing to our food.

Hot peppers do so much more! From heart health to decreased cancer risk, the magic of hot peppers is well documented.

8 Incredible Health Boosting Benefits of Hot Peppers

Reduce Migraines: When you have a migraine and you consume hot peppers you body becomes less sensitive to the migraine pain. Your migraine doesn’t hurt as much.

Reduce Cancer Risk: The magic of capsaicin continues. It contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to reduce the growth of prostrate cells.

Reduce Cold and Flu Symptoms: Your immune system will thank you. The carotene and antioxidants in hot peppers fight off cold and flu symptoms. Eating hot peppers battles against 16 strains of fungus by reducing fungal pathogens.

Freshen Breath: Hot peppers act as a disinfectant to the air you expel providing fresh and healthy breath.



Janice Tovey

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