Every self-respecting Brazilian who likes the taste of hot pepper in their favorite dishes. This food that is so present in our kitchen as well as enhancing our taste also brings many benefits to our health .
The responsible for this is capsaicin, a substance present in pepper that has antioxidant, analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects . It also lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, lowers blood cholesterol and works as a natural aspirin, relieving migraines and headaches.
And the advantages do not stop there, consumption of pepper relieves PMS, reduces varicose veins and collaborates for those who wish to lose weight since it speeds up metabolism and decreases appetite.
Pepper also contributes to our state of mind! Dada releases norepinephrine and adrenaline that are associated with mood enhancement in depressed people. Now we know why Bahians are always so happy!
Despite all the benefits, pepper should be consumed in moderation , especially those people who suffer from gastritis or hemorrhoids.