Why you should not be afraid to use chilli🌶🔥
Why chilli is good and bad for you.
What’s special about chilli?Why are we afraid to use chilli?Why should we consider trying out this hot spice? From the family of Capsicums, chili peppers are widely used in dishes to add heat. They have been widely used as a staple among Indian, and Chinese households for their health benefits. In Kenya, they are a lucrative business among farmers for export business. So, what is special about this fruit?
I have been interested in chili a couple of times. I like them dried, and pickled with onions in vinegar-sugar brine. They are incredibly hot when left to soak in brine under sunlight for a week. Wow! For this, I classify myself as a mild chili, sweet-mild chili person. Although my fascination with this hot spice in sauces is unraveling.
Chilli peppers are best enjoyed in communities that live in cold and damp areas. It is no wonder spice is used as medicine. It expels certain environmental conditions that may affect the body. You may have noted chili consumption is on the right on colder seasons, what you don’t know is, for communities who experience cold and rainy weather, eat chili in most of their meals
Characteristics in chilli that fights off cold.
- Inhibits pathogens – Chilies kill 75% of pathogens that thrive during cold weather. At this time, when the season lasts for a long, the cold tends to move into the body. This affects the bones, spleen, nasal cavity, or even severe headaches. It recommended, as you take up antibiotics, pair your dishes with chili to infuse heat every once in a while in the dish.
- Stops joint pain, prevents arthritis – Joint stagnation, tightness, numbness are often inflicted from the persistent cold season. The cold air gets into the body, inhibiting circulation. Some people feel the cold weather approaching just from the discomfort in their joints. Eating food with a spicy taste warms up the body. Heat is generated in the body and during digestion, which is different from putting a warm blanket over you.
- Boosts food digestion – The spleen found just behind the ribcage, is found to be most affected in case of cold into the body. The spleen keeps all the bodily fluids balanced. It controls the transportation of food and digestion. It is prone to fluid retention in case excess fluid is absorbed in the body. The warmth is spicy chilies helps metabolism the fluid around the body.
With these few pointers, I hereby certify you to eat chilli when faced with these conditions. However, I have encountered situations where people with certain conditions cannot ball down the spice. Since the spice is hot, anyone with stomach, throat or colon ulcers, heartburn, stomach infections, haemorrhoids, sore throat or any part of the digestive tract with ulcers or infection, avoid consuming chillies. Theburn itself will make you hate the spice to the moon and back.
Enjoy your hot spice with the joy it deserves. I will be sharing more ways to enjoy chillies in sauces, dips, curries and soups.