Some people do not eat the hot pepper, which dates back to ancient times, while others consume it fondly. Chili pepper, which has many benefits for human health, is consumed regularly, it has benefits such as protecting the body from disease. It is recommended that those who have a stressful work life and who are physically exhausted should consume the hot pepper, which allows the secretion of the happiness hormone in the brain. Hot peppers can help relax the body and reduce stress by increasing the endorphin hormone, which gives people the feeling of happiness, by the capsaicin substance in its content.
The Head of the Chamber of Food Engineers Antalya Branch, Ali Manavoğlu said that pepper is a vitamin C store and the capsaicin in its content gives a painful and burning sensation. Manavoğlu spoke as follows:
“Pepper is known as a bitter and burning vegetable. In fact, pepper has a different, lesser known aspect. The human body reaction mechanism. When we eat pepper, the body reacts to the feeling of bitterness. Pepper is one of the vegetables containing vitamin C. Pepper has capsaicin substance that gives bitterness taste. When we consume pepper, it releases endorphins, serotonin, oxytocin, dopamine hormones that give a feeling of happiness against the feeling of pain. Especially the level of endorphin hormone increases. The signals transmitted to the brain increase the endorphin level to suppress the feeling of pain. The body begins to be happy. It secretes happiness hormone. The excess of this hormone also causes anger in people. Consuming sufficient amount of hot pepper for both health and happiness will be beneficial.
Citizens also agree that hot pepper gives happiness despite the painful burning sensation in the tongue and mouth. Hasan Ters, who buys hot peppers in the neighborhood market, said, “I am happy when I eat pepper. I eat bitter at every meal,” and Yasin First said, “I eat the food as I eat it, it gives happiness. I become happy. It is natural and beneficial to the body.” Pepper seller Habibe Kahraman said, “It prevents cancer. My brother also loves it, and I love it very much. We eat it all the time. I think it would be happy.”
Helping the body to be purified from toxins, hot pepper can strengthen the immune system. Hot pepper alone can give 2 times the vitamin C support given by citrus fruits. If hot pepper is consumed regularly, blood circulation becomes healthy. In this way, ailments such as heart diseases, cholesterol, high blood pressure can be prevented. Hot pepper can be used effectively to eliminate the infections that occur in the throat during the winter months. Supporting the regular functioning of the digestive system, hot pepper can protect digestion from external factors.
Chili pepper can be consumed to cure rheumatism, which is among the basic problems of the age. It can prevent problems such as osteoporosis and premature fractures in bones. Chili peppers protect stomach and esophagus health by helping to balance the body’s acid amount.