Are Jalapenos good for you?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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Are jalapenos good for you? Jalapenos are low in calories, full of vitamins and minerals, fibers, and antioxidants. Here are the nutrients of one jalapeno.

  • Calories- 4
  • Fiber- 0.4 grams
  • Vitamin C- 10% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6- 4% of the RDI
  • Vitamin A- 2% of the RDI
  • Vitamin K- 2% of the RDI
  • Folate- 2% of the RDI
  • Manganese- 2% of the RDI
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Jalapenos have a reliable source of fiber like fruits and vegetables. And it contains a lot of Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to fight off diseases and keep your skin healthy. Fiber is known to be a good weight loss food because it helps to suppress your appetite and make you eat less food.

There have been some research studies that have shown that the ingredient in jalapenos called capsaicin can help prevent stomach ulcers. Some of the common things that can cause stomach cancers are:

  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Taking too many pains relievers
  • Elevated levels of stomach acid

There are compounds that are found in chili peppers that are powerful in slowing the growth of common foodborne bacteria. New research studies show that capsaicin, which is found in jalapenos, has been known to prevent other infections such as strep throat, chlamydia, bacteria tooth decay, etc.

Eating 5 grams of chili peppers before a carbs meal has been shown to stabilize blood sugar. Animal research studies have shown that capsaicin can help lower cholesterol and lipid levels in animals.  Animal studies have also shown it can help lower blood pressure levels. There is no human research studies that have shown that this has been done on humans.

Research studies suggest that people who regularly eat chili peppers have a 12% lower risk of death. According to data the average person in the United States consumes 1.5 mg of capsaicinoids per day.

If you have irritable bowel syndrome it is not advisable to eat chili peppers. And if you do it can cause the following symptoms to you such as:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Burning
  • Cramping

“Jalapenos have a reliable source of fiber like fruits and vegetables. And it contains a lot of Vitamin C and Vitamin B6.” Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert Obi Obadike

The Bottom Line is jalapenos are a healthy fruit that has some health benefits. It is a weight loss friendly fiber food because of the fiber in it. Eating jalapenos isn’t for everybody as you must be able to deal with the spicy and hot aspect of the food.

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