Super Hot Chile Peppers have a lot going for them. The health benefits of eating a fresh chile on a daily basis are amazing. So many people are looking for the next “superfood” but it’s right here before your burning eyes. There are plenty of studies, there is plenty of evidence to support this idea. Let’s just take a quick glance at the vitamins and minerals found in a nice red chili pepper.
Vitamin C is responsible for so many important health benefits one would have to be daft not to ingest this vitamin regularly. It is an incredibly powerful anti-oxidant. Great for wound healing and supports the immune system. Super hot chile peppers are loaded with vitamin C. Completely loaded with it. And here is a neat fact. When super hot chiles are immature…as in green. The vitamin C content is through the roof. Much higher than when the peppers mature. Somebody needs to make a hot sauce with immature green super hots. Oh wait…The Captain is way ahead of you on that. Check out some Green-Go. Aside from the selfless marketing aspect of the statement. Think about it. These chile peppers have one of the highest contents of vitamin C you could possible get. All natural. All delicious at the same time.
Vitamin B6 is another potent and necessary vitamin for your daily life. Do you like taking poops every day? This is the one that supports your metabolism.
Chile peppers are also very rich in Vitamin K1. This is important for healthy bones and kidneys. It also helps with blood clotting.
Can you SEE this clearly. Well how about some Vitamin A? Chile peppers are also high in this crucial vitamin to help your vision, growth, development and offers immune system support.
Potassium. Chile peppers help to regulate your blood pressure. This is an essential “macromineral“. Your body requires at least 100 milligrams a day. It doesn’t hurt to give it more. High potassium intake reduces mortality rate, decreases risk of stroke and heart disease. Protects against loss of bone mass and it preserves bone minerals. It is a wonder mineral. Guess what? Chile peppers are loaded with it.
And they have natural Copper. It may seem strange, but your body requires copper. It is called a “trace” element and is vital to your organs. For example, copper is required for enzyme systems which are responsible for umpteen metabolic processes required to sustain life. In other words, it’s the bomb and you need it.
Antioxidants everywhere. Chile peppers have such a massive amount of antioxidants in different forms it is literally crazy. Nothing else you could ingest has the level of antioxidants. It’s natural, delicious and crazy good for you. We hear the word antioxidants…but what do they really do for you? Here is a good definition “Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressures.” – Source
Here is a list of the antioxidants that hot chile peppers naturally carry.
Capsanthin – This is where the “red” chili peppers get their color. This antioxidant takes down free radicals like nobodies business and “may” act against cancer (there is no “may”, it just does).
Sinapic acid – Another antioxidant in chile peppers.
Ferulic acid – Helps protect against chronic disease.
Then there is Lutein which is most abundant in immature super hots. The levels of this compound decrease as the pepper matures. High levels of consumption are linked to improved eye health.
If you have not read about all the important benefits of Capsaicin then do yourself a favor. Read about it. The list seems to go and on when it comes to what delicious chile peppers can do for your health. The Captain encourages you to look at this list of vitamins, minerals and antioxidant properties and then ask yourself a question. Why aren’t I eating chile peppers every single day? You should be. And lucky for you, Captain Caliente’s hot sauce uses all of these incredible Chile Peppers. They are all fresh, grown in pesticide and fungicide free aquaponics gardens. They writing is on the wall folks. What are you waiting for?