Get Hot & Get Healthy w/ Chili Peppers

Get Hot & Get Healthy w/ Chili Peppers

March 21st, 2013 // 1:33 pm @

chili peppersCoach E here:

The superfood superhero of the day is peppers. Peppers contain a powerful healing compound called capsaicinoids. This is particularly true of chili peppers which derive their heat as well as their anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relieving), anti-cancer, heart healthy effects from high levels of capsaicinoids.

In addition chili peppers:

1) Can assist in the weight loss process through increased fat utilization.

2) Are loaded with disease fighting antioxidants.

3) Contain 2x the amount of vitamin C found in citrus fruit.

4) Can help relieve headaches.

5) May relieve symptoms of arthritis

6) May help prevent chronic sinus infections.

7) May help prevent intestinal disease/discomfort.

Almost any dish can benefit from a small amount of hot chili peppers. I invite you to consider adding them to soups, stews, chili, stir- fry, salads and salsas.

Take away: Add small amounts of chili peppers to your diet and enjoy the zesty taste and powerful healing benefits.

 

Get hot and get healthy!

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning fitness and wellness coach and author of the book, LIVE FIT AND BE WELL: A Personal Transformation Workbook. (Amazon: http://amzn.to/t3z97A ) In addition to training for life, he is a 13-time marathoner and 5- time Ironman Triathlon finisher.

Connect with Coach Erik and the Fit and Well Tribe online at http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com There you will find community, support, inspiration, and awesome training videos too! 

Please pass this along to anyone you know who may need a boost.

 

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2 Comments → “Get Hot & Get Healthy w/ Chili Peppers”


  1. Trish Presley

    5 years ago

    Can you get the same benefits from Cayenne pepper?

    Reply
    • erikhajer

      erikhajer

      5 years ago

      My understanding is you can Patty!

      Reply

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