Benefits of having Capsicum

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Capsicum is one of the vegetable that are frequently available in the stores or shops. There are various delicious items and recipes that are prepared using capsicum but the article is about the benefits more importantly the health benefits of capsicum. Experts’ believe capsicum is effective against all harmful diseases like cancer, tumors or even asthma. So there are lots of benefits of having capsicum and few are discussed below:

  • Capsicum is an extremely efficient weight loss item, as it contains very few calories it helps in weight loss. Consumption of capsicum increases metabolism by lowering triglycerides.
  • It also helps in burning calories and keeping cholesterol in control.
  • Capsicum also prevents indigestion by causing the secretion of digestive juices and ensuring good health.
  • The antioxidants present in the capsicum helps in fighting free radicals in the body and help in treating heart diseases, osteoarthritis, bronchial asthma, cataract etc.
  • It is believed that the compound capsaicin is capable of treating cancer by preventing carcinogens from binding with DNA. Simply taken capsicum has the ability to starve cancer cells and thereby kill them.
  • Capsicum is rich in Vitamin C and this stimulates the white cells to fight infection. This leads to strengthening of the body’s immune system and protecting the body from harmful or normal body problems.
  • Vitamin C and flavonoids present in the capsicum also prevents all types of respiratory problems like lung infections, asthma, emphysema and wheezing helping in the overall functioning of the body.
  • The compound capsaicin which is found in capsicum is believed to block the transmission of pain from the skin to the spinal cord and ensuring proper body.
  • Capsicum is effective in treating neuralgia, pain associated with herpes zoster and postoperative amputation trauma.

All the above benefits ensure that the capsicum is really helpful for the body and for that reason make sure you take capsicum regularly in your diet.

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