Chili peppers have numerous health benefits, such as fighting Cancer, and should be included in your regular diet.
Chili Peppers Fight Cancer
There is some evidence that chili peppers may help fight cancer. Chili peppers contain a compound called capsaicin, which has been shown to have a number of anti-cancer effects in lab studies, including:
- Killing cancer cells
- Stopping cancer cells from growing
- Preventing cancer cells from spreading
Capsaicin not only causes the tongue to burn, it also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, according to studies published in a March 15 issue of Cancer Research.
According to the research, capsaicin induced approximately 80 percent of prostate cancer cells growing in mice to follow the molecular pathways leading to apoptosis. Prostate cancer tumors treated with capsaicin were about one-fifth the size of tumors in non-treated mice.
"Capsaicin had a profound anti-proliferative effect on human prostate cancer cellsin culture," said Dr. Lehmann, M.D., Ph.D. "It also dramatically slowed the development of prostate tumors formed by those human cell lines grown in mouse models."
I was looking at recipes using peppers and saw that one benefit of chili peppers was to fight off cancer. The information above most likely came from the study below. Just thought if any of your readers suffering from high PSA levels might like to see the original article. I'm a prostate cancer survivor and thankfully I'm living proof that this works.
Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says
Thanks for sharing, Ken!
I have multiple sclerosis I am in so must pain; can peppers help me
REPLY: Ross, so sorry to hear. The peppers themselves won't directly alleviate pain, but the chemical that makes them not, capsaicin, has been shown to help with a number of health conditions. You might investigate pain relief options that include capsaicin in the list of ingredients. -- Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.
Ross,I am in Canada and just came across your post (of 2016),if still in need of help,please email me.... I am a stage 4 cancer survivor,i might be able to help you. May God be with you always,Mario