Another story that emphasizes some of what’s been known about the medical power of peppers for a few centuries now, from the MyNewsIn.com site:
Hot peppers: Taking the medical world by storm
(Yemtih Harry Ndienla)
Hot peppers have an array of health benefits and it’s time to get them in your diet.
Dawn Jackson Blatner, registered dietician and author, once said people need to get creative in the ways they incorporate these little red, green, yellow, red and orange vegetable fireballs to acquire a taste for some of nature’s piquant foods.
Blatner said hot pepper medicine is exciting because people have these foods already in their cabinets.
“The first take home message for people is that these foods taste good and it can be good for you too,” the Chicago-based nutrition expert said.
“Hot peppers and their active ingredient, capsaicin, acts as an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory agent, reduces risk for heart disease, and is great for people with arthritis or marathoners regarding inflammation. It’s a pretty special spice.”
Preliminary research proposes that adding a teaspoon of cayenne pepper can cause the body to burn an extra 15 calories after eating the meal.