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Chili peppers are the fruits of plants in the nightshade family,
and their derivatives are among the most widely consumed
spices around the world. There are 5 domesticated species of
chili peppers, all of which are found in foods and medicines.

Originally domesticated in Mexico over 6000 years ago, chili
peppers were introduced to Westerners in the years
following the discovery of  America by Columbus in 1492 (a
period called the "Columbian Exchange") and thereafter to
the world at large in the global spice trade. Currently, India is
the world’s largest producer, consumer, and exporter of chili
peppers.

In addition to its prevalent use in the cuisines of South and
Central America, Italy, Southeast Asia, China and India, chili
peppers have also been used in traditional medicines ranging
from Indian Ayurvedic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and
Native American medicines.

The main ingredient that gives the chili pepper its two
common uses, namely what makes it hot and what gives it its
medicinal properties, is "capsaicin".

These are the top 7 health benefits of capsaicin-bearing chili
peppers.



























1.
Peppers Are Good for Your Heart Health

A 1995 study conducted by Dr. D’Alonzo et al at the Bristol-
Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute in Princeton,
NJ found that capsaicin isolates reduced tachycardia and
fibrillation, two kinds of irregularities, or arrthymias, in the
heart beat’s rhythm by 100%.  

Arrthymias can lead to blood clotting, extreme highs or lows
in
blood pressure, lightheadedness, dizziness, embolization
and stroke,
heart failure, and cardiac arrest.

2.
Peppers Aid Your Circulation

The same study from above also found that capsaicin
consumption reduced global ischemia, or the restriction of
blood supply to tissues, by regulating the heart’s function.

Without regular blood supply, tissues are subject to a
shortage of oxygen and glucose and the result is tissue
damage, dysfunction, and death.

3.
Peppers Help You Lose Weight

A 2009 study conducted at the University of Copenhagen led
by Dr. H.C. Reinbach found that capsaicin, among other
bioactive compounds, suppressed hunger by sustaining
satiety, thus supporting
weight loss.

4.
Peppers -An Arthritis Treatment

A 1991 study led by Dr. C.L. Deal at Case Western Reserve
University in Cleveland, Ohio found that topical capsaicin
treatment depleted the neuropeptide substance P in arthritic
joints. The mysteriously named "substance P" is responsible
for triggering inflammation.

The depletion of "substance P" led to a reduction in
inflammation and pain in 80% of the patients who
participated in the study. (Read more about
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reduce arthritis inflammation.)


5.
Peppers Help Control High Blood Sugar

Hyperinsulinemia is a condition where there are excess levels
of insulin in the blood, relative to the level of blood sugar. It
is often co-morbid with obesity.

Some of the symptoms of this condition include temporary
muscle weakness, brain fog, headaches, and blurred vision.
This condition can lead to hypoglycemia, diabetes,
hypertension, weight gain, and cardiovascular disease.  

A 2006 study conducted by Dr. Ahuja et al at the University
of Tasmania in Australia found that consumption of capsaicin
affects the metabolic rate and lessens the amount of insulin
the blood after a meal.

Eating chili peppers may be an important natural therapy
against the conditions that lead to
diabetes.

6.
Peppers Have Anti-Cancer Properties

A landmark 2002 study led by Drs. Hail and Lotan at the
University of Texas found that eating chili peppers brings
powerful anti-carcinogenic effects.

Specifically, capsaicin induces apoptosis (cell death) in cancer
cells by inhibiting mitochondrial respiration, and thus is an
effect weapon in the treatment of cancers.

7.
Peppers Relieve Pain

Peppers are effective in relieving pain in many areas of your
body.

A 2011 study conducted at the Imperial College London in
the UK, led by Dr. Anand et al found that capsaicin is an
effective analgesic for various sorts of  pain, including:
chronic neuropathic pain,
lower back pain, chronic
musculoskeletal pain, and vulvodynia, and as an effective
short-term prophylaxis for cluster headaches and
migraines.  

A 2013 report from the University of Maryland found that
capsaicin was also an effective analgesic for
osteoarthritis
and rheumatoid arthritis, and skin conditions such as
psoriasis, itch, and allergic rhinitis.





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Assemble:

waffles cones

white Russet potatoes

eggs

mayonnaise

Chives

cream

butter (optional)

empty egg crate to stand your cones up

Garnishes include: Red bell peppers, bacon bits, shaved nuts
(we use pecans but walnuts or almonds also go well)


1. Boil potatoes until medium soft. Insert your fork to make
sure that they are cooked.

2. Peel potatoes and place 4 medium potatoes, each about
the size of a large ice cream scoop, in a bowl.

3. Using a fork, gently mash the potatoes. It helps not to
over-mash, leave some chunkiness in the batch.

4. Using scissors, cut off some ends of chives and add to the
potato mix.

5. Add diced red or white onions if you like.

6. Add diced 2 hard-boiled eggs. You can use 1 whole egg
and 1 egg white if you need to lower you cholesterol.

6. Add ground pepper to taste

7. Add two dollops of mayonnaise (you can go with light
mayonnaise to save calories)

8. Add a teaspoon of heavy cream (you can leave it out to
save calories if you like)



Once your potato salad mix is ready...

9. Add your bacon bits, diced red bell peppers and parsley.
We use real bacon for our bacon bits. It just tastes better.

10. Use a regular ice cream scoop. Place one scoop on each
cone. Garnish with peppers, nuts, bacon bits. Voila!  These
potato cones are great to serve before you serve your main
dish, just to keep the gang happy and patient. Kids,
grandkids, friends and everybody else will love them!

Take a look at our gallery of different kinds of potato cones.
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of our Editor in Chief. The idea for using the egg crates came after
we tried many other ways to stand up the cones. None seemed as
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