Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Capsicum has loads of health benefits!

Capsicum is one such vegetable which has been cultivated for thousands of years now. As known it is available in a variety of colors like red, yellow and green, and is also known as bell pepper, jalapeno and chilli. 

It is said to be very rich in vitamins and stands as an effective cure for many diseases. Other than the various medicinal properties, capsicum is also a great ingredient for some yummy recipes. Just see how capsicum helps you out in remaining healthy:

1. Eyes and skin 
Eating capsicum makes your skin look clear, prevents rashes and pimples. It contains vitamin A, which is good for eyes and helps prevent eye diseases. 

2. Cancer prevention 
They contain a compound known as capsaicins which is said to be very useful in preventing carcinogen and also provides some protection from cancer. 

3. Pain relief 
Capsaicins also block the transmission of pain from the skin to the spinal cord and prevent the sensation of pain. It's helpful in treating pain-related diseases. 

4. Burns calories 
You will be glad to know that eating capsicum can speed up the metabolism and help burn more calories. It reduces weight gained due to a high fat diet. It also leads to the secretion of digestive juices and prevents indigestion. Being a cardiovascular stimulant, it regulates blood pressure, and lowers cholesterol and triglyceride in the body. 

5. Hair 
Last but not the least, Capsicum extract is said to be one of the best hair growth boosting product. It prevents hair fall and helps you maintain thicker and fuller hair. 
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