The Science-Backed Health Benefits of our Chili Peppers
Vibrant spice and color aside, the hot chili peppers in our Pikliz also offer a powerful array of health benefits. Scientific evidence shows that capsaicin, an especially potent compound in chili peppers, is a powerhouse in the nutrition department.
In fact, one 2020 study showed that eating chili peppers regularly may reduce your risk of dying from heart disease by 26%! If you needed another reason to pile on the Pikliz, that's a pretty good one in our book!
Alexandra’s Pikliz are made with a variety of peppers for color, flavor and to maximize the nutrition in every bite. As a result, our condiment is an excellent source of capsaicin in your diet.
Health Benefits of the Chili Peppers in Pikliz
1. A Healthy Gut Microbiome
Capsaicin from chili peppers causes your digestive tract to release anandamide, a compound shown to reduce inflammation in the gut. Reduced gut inflammation can ease symptoms of intestinal distress and may also reduce the risk of intestinal tumors.
2. Heart Health
According to the Mayo Clinic, the anti inflammatory properties of capsaicin can also reduce heart disease by lowering plaque buildup in blood vessels.
3. Weight Loss
Studies suggest that consuming capsaicin from chili peppers can help reduce obesity. Eating capsaicin may increase the number of calories burned during exercise and improve cholesterol levels in the blood.
The rainbow of colors of chili peppers and sweet peppers indicate their wide range of plant compounds. In particular, peppers are an excellent source of antioxidants, which serve to fight cancer-causing free radicals in the body.