Witnessing Aishwarya Rai eat green chilies in a scene from her super hit movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, made me cry. She actually ate 11 in a go! Many called it the dedication of an actress, while I felt she had the capacity to bear the heat in her mouth. I thought it was a normal act since I am sure she eats spicy. For me green chilly was a forbidden thing. Not that my family never ate green chilies, but may be because my taste buds did not develop the taste for them. I have a sweet tooth and can gorge on kilos of sweets in one go. On the other hand my sister and mother have a taste for spicy and hot food! Frankly I am scared of chillies and disregarded them from my meals. I know that excess of chilly consumption can cause gastric problems and burning sensation in stomach. They also interfere with reproductive processes and also have negative effects on sperms. Despite the negative effects of green chillies, you can gain from them in a numerous ways.
Check out how-
-Green chilies are quite rich in Vitamin A and C. A keeps the health and maintenance of bones, teeth, mucous membranes.Vitamin C plays a key role in the maintenance of bones, teeth and cartilage while helping to absorb other vitamins as well.
-How will you feel if I tell you that it increases your metabolism by burning your calories? Surprised? Well I was also surprised.
-It is rich in antioxidant beta-carotene that supports the cardiovascular system.
-Helps a lot in lowering the cholesterol content in body, hence considered good for your heart. Its no fat content and a good amount of Omega 6 fatty acid content makes it a good food for heart.
-These little wonders help a lot in the health of eyes and immune system.
-These make you ageless! How? Well, It helps you to keep away from wrinkles. The secret to a younger skin lies in chillies..hehehe
-The anti-bacterial property of green chilies help keep our body worm free.
-It is a good treatment for nerve-related disorders like persistent pain, psoriasis and neuropathy.
-According to some studies, green chilies are responsible of reduction in blood sugar levels and can be a boon to diabetics.
-Biting a green chilly will result in the pain you feel and help to dissolve blood clots and aids in digestion.
Do not shy away from eating these super beneficial chillies. However, do not consume excess amount. Eat them raw or saute in little bit of oilve oil. A moderate amount 4 times a week or low amount everyday is recommended. Stay healthy stay blessed!