Capsaicin, the compound that gives chiles their sizzling heat, is a natural bacteria- and inflammation-fighter. Ancient cultures used it as an antiseptic.
Eating chile-laced dishes can help clear congestion, fight infections and relieve the swelling that causes headaches.
Capsaicin revs up your body, so you burn more calories -- even sitting still!
Say Yes to Vibrant Green
Select brightly colored chiles with shiny skin, which tells you they're at their peak flavor and freshness.
You can sub serranos for jalapeños in most recipes. But remember: Serranos are about two to three times as spicy.
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