Friday, August 29, 2008

Chili Peppers are Good for You


http://www.thechileman.org/guide_img/capsaicin.gif

Not only is the capsaicin in chili peppers anti-bacterial, it's also anti-fungal and can increase metabolism by changing the shape of a protein pump in the muscles, making it release energy as heat instead of pumping calcium. Is there a hot-pepper diet on the horizon?

3 comments:

Patrick said...
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Patrick said...

sorry, i had a typo.

a hot-pepper diet sounds like a quick way to make sure we spend all of our time in a single room in the house.

BenMc said...

There's always side effects to any diet ...