Chili peppers contain Capsaicin, which is an antioxidant. They have blood thinning properties, lower cholesterol, fight carcinogens, and they release mood enhancing endorphins. Isn’t everyone in a fun mood when they eat spicy foods?
Capsaicin is also a pain killer. It is now a main ingredient in many pain relief creams. I haven’t tried them myself. I hear they are really hot at first. Next time I need a muscle ache cream, I’ll have to try it.
Fortunately, in my old age, I tend to be more careful and haven’t injured myself in a really long time 😉
Be careful not to eat too many hot peppers. They can burn your throat. I’ve done that…
Some people feel that hot peppers increase your metabolism, though it isn’t scientifically proven at this point. I’ve always thought they must burn some calories. 😉