Be kind to your stomach: eat chilies
A curry a day keeps the doctor away?
Red hot chili peppers (not the band, the actual peppers) could be good for the stomach, according to new research.
According to website chosun.com, medical research has shown that capsaicin, the part of chilies that makes them hot, can help to control the disease-causing bacterium, helicobacter pylori*. And the more capsaicin, the better, it seems.
Professor Lee Yong-chan from the Division of Gastroenterology of Yonsei University Severance Hospital injected various concentrations of capsaicin into samples of stomach cells from patients with the bacterium. More capsaicin meant less inflammation, the team reports. The work is set to be published in the journal Helicobacter.
However, since the findings were not based on in-human trials, the research team is shying away from claiming too much for the peppers.
But the chili has been touted as a disease-buster before. A 2006 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggested that chilies could be used to combat the onset of type-2 diabetes, as those who ate chili-filled meals had lower levels of insulin in their blood after eating.
Other research suggests the fiery substance could kill off prostate cancer cells, per the Chicago Herald. ®
*Yes, we read it as helicopter the first time, too. It is Friday, after all.
Confusion like chili is probably good for you clearing it up is too easy you need to figure it out for yourself. Of course the register knows who is what but I don't want to know I want the challenge of figuring it out for myself just like trying to decide if someone is trolling or not. Only through time and experience can you spot the differences and that leads to better communication skills in text. Here I will give you the answer for my comment I am an American in the mid-west of the US I am not trolling at present.
Can we get a feature added whereby the country you are from is posted with your post? Could help cut down on the confusion!!
New Old news from New World Plants or Is this why Chilis spread so quickly from the Americas?
Had acid reflux ulcers, cured it with chili pepper, dried cranberries and turmeric. The first couple of days stung, I'll grant you. Amazingly, any need for messing around with antacids and all that rot is gone and it doesn't wipe your guts free of beneficial bacteria like the antibiotic program that leaves you susceptible to the nastier antibiotic resistant stuff out there. I now include curry and chili regularly in my diet to prevent this from ever happening again.
So much for that stupid bland diet stuff, comes from the same people that gave us pathologic cleanliness which causes so many children to develop asthma and lung disorders because their immune system was never allowed to sort out what was normal dirt from real germs.
We've been on this planet longer than doctors, so maybe they have something to learn once the newbyishness of their new technology wears off and they really start to integrate it with reality.