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Sizzle your way to weight loss with green chillies and prevent diabetes along the way

Updated on:25 August 2020, 10:27am IST
We love spicy food, but we hardly look at the benefits of green chilli. We’re here today to tell you it can help you lose weight and be safe from diabetes.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Add green chilies to your diet to lose some kilos. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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We Indians are in love with green chillies. From adding them to curries to eating them raw, we like the spark they ignite in us. That’s why this spicy condiment is an important part of all our meals. Not to mention, the antioxidant content of hari mirch makes it beneficial for almost every organ in your body. But the information we want to instill today might be a little new for you. 

So guys, the tea is that green chilies burn fat like a pro. And experts agree with this too.

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Eating green chillies can boost your metabolism
Did you know that eating green chillies can boost your metabolism by almost 50%? That’s the reason why you end up losing weight. According to Sushma, a dietician at Jindal Naturecure Institute, green chillies have an antioxidant called capsaicin which increases the warmth in the body and increases the metabolic rate. 

This leads to an increase in blood circulation which impacts our palate ultimately bestowing us with weight loss. “Also, green chilies are also low in calories,” she adds.

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Yes chillies are your way to weight loss. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Interesting isn’t it? But this definitely doesn’t mean that you need to gorge on chillies all day long. Eating about 12 to 15 grams of green chilies in a day is enough. Otherwise it can lead to acidity and other gut issues. 

“People tend to eat raw green chilies as if it’s a meal in itself which is totally wrong. You can include it in a salad, chutney, or pickle and then consume it to protect your stomach,” explains Sushma.

Chillies can prevent diabetes too
Capsaicin works here too. “Green chilies help in maintaining sugar level in diabetic patients. But for that they need to consume at least 30 grams of green chillies in a day. It will directly impact the metabolism which indirectly improves the absorption of sugar in your body”, she explains.

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Bring your blood sugar level in control with hari mirch. Image courtesy: Shutterstock.

Wait, there’s more! Here are the other benefits of eating green chillies
Green chillies are rich in vitamins A, B6, and C, antioxidants, calcium, zinc, and iron. That means your skin, eyes, heart, lungs, digestion, immunity, and bones are going to stay in their best form if you include green chillies in your diet. Plus, the anti-inflammatory properties of green chillies can also help your parents deal with arthritis or osteoporosis better. 

You see how this humble but spicy fruit can help you deal with your weight loss and blood sugar woes. So, make your food sizzle with a hint of green chillies today.   

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.