The chili pepper plant belongs to the nightshade family (Solanaceae), as are tomatoes.
Chili Peppers are a rich source of Vitamin-C
■Chilies contain health benefiting an alkaloid compound in them,capsaicin, which gives them strong spicy pungent character. Early laboratory studies on experimental mammals suggest that capsaicin has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties. It also found to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in obese individuals. (http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/chili-peppers.html)
Heat strength of peppers in SHU’s
Health benefits of chili peppers
Types of chili peppers
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What do we know about high fructose corn syrup, and is it good or bad for our health?
looking at a corn field
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a calorie-providing sweetener used to sweeten foods and beverages, particularly processed and store-bought foods. It is made by an enzymatic process from glucose syrup that is derived from corn. A relatively new food ingredient, it was first produced in Japan in the late 1960s, then entered the American food supply system in the early 1970s. HFCS is a desirable food ingredient for food manufacturers because it is equally as sweet as table sugar, blends well with other foods, helps foods to maintain a longer shelf life, and is less expensive (due to government subsidies on corn) than other sweeteners. It can be found in a variety of food products including soft drinks, salad dressings, ketchup, jams, sauces, ice cream and even bread. (http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=486)
This is what high fructose corn syrup looks like
There are two types of high fructose corn syrup found in foods today:
HFCS-55 (the main form used in soft drinks) contains 55% fructose and 45% glucose.
It can be done, but it is not necessary to be on an eternal low fat, low cholesterol diet. Having GOOD GENES will help, as well as walking 3-5 miles every day!
The BEST ADVICE that I have heard is to eat a MODERATE DIET with food spread out throughout the day. Don’t eat one BIG meal just to STUFF yourself. The body prefers food in moderation with meals spread throughout the day!