use chilli peppers in your cooking
1 Chillies contain capsaicin, which gives them their heat. Studies suggest that capsaicin has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties. It may also help to reduce LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels.
2 They are rich in vitamin C– a powerful antioxidant which participates in cell metabolism, keeps cells healthy and delays cell ageing.
3 Chilli peppers contain other antioxidants, such as vitamin A, and flavonoids including betacarotene, a-carotene and lutein.
4 Chillies contain the minerals potassium, manganese, iron and magnesium.
5 They also contain B vitamins, such as niacin, vitamin B6, riboflavin and vitamin B1.