It’s Diabetes week so a great opportunity to raise awareness and learn about how we can prevent and manage this terrible illness.
Chilli’s are good for your health, they offer all kinds of nutritional benefits for our our eyes, our skin, maintain blood pressure and also manage insulin levels.
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How Chilli can help prevent diabetes
Nutrition is a big factor in preventing and managing diabetes so how can consuming chilli help with insulin levels?
Researchers at the Univerisity of Tasmania have reported the result of a human trial of regular consumption of a chilli containing meal could improve insulin control by up to 60%.
They compared the difference between a bland diet and a chilli diet in all participants.
Researchers suggest compounds in the chilli act on receptors in the liver, which effects insulin production and clearance.
Nutritien value in Chilli Peppers
Here is a list of the vitamins and minerals contained in a chilli.
Source: Nutrition Data
Weight Management and chilli consumption
Chillis help you loose weight.
there is growing evidence that the body-heat-generating power of peppers might even lend a hand in our quest to lose those extra inches accumulating around our collective national waistline. And fortunately for those of us who don’t appreciate the “burn” of hot peppers, there are plants that make a non-burning version of capsaicin called dihydrocapsiate (DCT) that could have the benefits of peppers without the pungency.
source: Science Daily
Hot Red Chilli Pepper Consumption and Mortality
A research study was carried out by by the College of Medicine at Vermont University to analyse the association between consumption of hot red chilli peppers and mortality.
The study observed 16,179 participant from the age of 18 year.s
A total of 4, 946 deaths were observed over an average of 18 years and the total mortality for participants who consumed hot red chilli peppers was 21.6% compared to 33.6% who did not.
Consumption of hot red chilli peppers was associated with a 13% reduction in the instantaneous hazard of death.
Extract from the study below:
In this large prospective study, we observed an inverse relationship between hot red chili pepper consumption and all-cause mortality, after adjusting for potential confounders. Adults who consumed hot red chili peppers had a 13% lower hazard of death, compared to those who did not. These results add to the literature by corroborating the main results of an earlier study. They are distinct in that they are drawn from a different population and thus support the generalisability of the protective effects of hot red chili peppers.
There is medical research evidence to show that consuming chilli’s can help with weight lose and control insulin levels. With this said, it does appear that the studies carried out where on regular consumption!
If you haven’t already done so, check out one of the many chilli Festivals across the UK and sample some products