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How do hot peppers benefit your health?

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Hot peppers benefit heath by lowering the risk of heart attack and providing other heart benefits, providing natural decongestant properties, providing pain relief, warding off pathogens and providing an outstanding source of antioxidants. Studies suggest that hot peppers are also effective in fighting prostate cancer, says MedBroadcast.

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Additional heart benefits of eating hot peppers include lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and lowering risk of developing diabetes by regulating blood sugar levels. The hot properties of peppers loosen mucus to promote clearer sinuses. Hot peppers contain capsaicin, which, applied topically, soothes pain from shingles, cluster headaches, and osteoarthritis. As of 2015, experts believe that certain hot peppers battle microbes and pathogens that spread through food. They are also high in Vitamins A and C, according to MedBroadcast.

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