This spice is a favourite in almost all Hungarian cuisine, and all over the world. This amazing red spice - made by grinding peppers into a fine powder, does not only benefit your taste buds, but your health also. Fruits and veggies contain essential phytonutrients which are beneficial to health as well, and PAPRIKA is no exception. It is also packed with carotenoids such as beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein, and zeaxanthin. These are crucial to healthy cell protection, regeneration, fighting free radicals and toxins. Here are some reasons to add it to your regimen:
REDUCES INFLAMMATION - Chronic inflammation cause general symptoms like fatigue, inability to lose weight, digestive issues, and skin problems amongst others. The antioxidants in paprika reduce oxidative stress which in lower amounts boosts health.
CANCER PREVENTION - Capsaicin a key compound in it has been shown to have powerful anti-cancer benefits. It has been shown to alter genes in cancer-cell survival. Capsaicin has also been shown to effectively affect prostate, bone, breast, lung and pancreatic cancer.
HELPS DIABETES - Again this is due to the capsaicin present. In one study with women having gestational diabetes were given the capsaicin-containing chilli supplement. These women showed significantly improved cholesterol, blood sugar, and insulin levels.
EYE HEALTH - This is an excellent source of vitamin A, carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin all work in unison to protect against eye disease and damage.
HEART PROTECTION - According to the CDC, one in three adults in the U. S, has hypertension - or HBP. The capsaicin in paprika has been proven to reduce inflammation, all over the body including in the blood vessels, which means it has blood pressure lowering capabilities. Eating nutrient-rich foods and spices, like paprika - are best natural ways to keep a healthy heart. Until next time, stay safe, stay healthy.