Cayenne pepper has always remained an essential part of American food since time immoral. In fact, it has been a part of agricultural produce for thousands of years across entire North America.
Hot pepper is currently widely produced in India in different forms. Red chili pepper is rich in vitamins including vitamin A (carotene) and vitamin C. The yellow chili pepper, including the green ones, has slightly lesser amount of vitamins.
All types of pepper are rich in vitamin B6 and other vitamin B complex, iron and magnesium. Because of the high amount of vitamin C, iron from foods like grains and beans is absorbed more readily.
Research shows that foods containing hot chili peppers are beneficial in lowering blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and in removing toxins from blood. Korean scientists have come to a conclusion that consumption of hot pepper is an effective way to cut on weight.
They work by affecting appetite and improving the digestive process. They are recommended to be included in your foods. Researchers also claim that cayenne pepper is effective in destroying prostate cancer and in fighting heart attack.
Taking chili peppers on a regular basis can help in reducing the number of cancer cells in the body. Research studies on cancer-inflicted mice also indicated that their lifespan could be extended by around 30 percent. There is much similarity between human and mice DNA.
According to Dr. Henry Patterson, cancer can be fought more aggressively using hot pepper. The Chronicle published a study that shows hot peppers are rich in compounds that cause activation of TRPV1 receptors in the body. They also help in contributing to the development of new cell linings in intestine. The scientists concluded that taking TRPV1 diet can help in reducing and eliminating cancer cells.
They further came to the conclusion to use COX-2 along with TRPV1 diet. COX-2 is a medication used for treating pain and arthritis. One of the researchers in the group, Dr. Petrus de Jong, claims that normal EGFR activity is essential for maintenance of good bacterial development in the intestine and normal cell lifespan in the digestive tracts. Tumors can however be triggered if the EGFR activity goes out of control.