Yesterday morning I got a Google alert which gladdened my heart no end! Eeek!
An article for which I was interviewed in June (for Daily Mail online), had gone live! It was chatting about the benefits of eating chilli and as you may know, producing chilli based products (chilli oils, hot sauces, spice rubs etc) is what we are all about here
So here I am, yours truly, the face of this article! Cannot thank the Daily Mail Online enough for this powerful opportunity to have my name associated with a chilli related article.
I am overjoyed Etinde House Company (Eh-Co) may not have been explicitly mentioned but the fact that it quotes me as having a chilli firm gives so much credibility and relevance. I am deeply grateful. Here's a little behind the scenes sneak peek for you.
It truly was as if the ducks were aligned for this one. Just 2 days before that, we had published this LinkedIn article about the benefits of eating chilli such as:
- Boosts Metabolism: Capsaicin, the active compound in chili peppers can help boost metabolism as part of a healthy diet. For those with lower spice tolerance levels, this compound is also found in turmeric and cumin. The spiciness causes one to drink more water which will in turn help ease constipation and get things moving.
- May Fight Inflammatory Disease: We know inflammation is at the root of a number of serious illnesses. Capsaicin has considerable anti-inflammatory properties which could help in combating inflammatory diseases such as cancer, sinusitis etc.
- May Bring Spice To Your Libido: A recent study from the Physiology and Behaviour journal confirms that eating spicy leads to higher levels of testosterone, testosterone being the hormone tied to libido. So, if you are looking for someone who can keep up or just asking for a friend😉, here's an idea for you. This one made me chuckle actually...the number of times fans of our chilli oils have fessed up to this🥰
- Helps Fight Fungal Infections, Colds etc: While keeping your levels of Vitamin C up is one sure way of warding off the flu, chilli peppers are known to contain antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that protect against bacteria in the body.
- Supports Cardiovascular Health: Now this is a significant one. According to the British Heart Foundation, people who eat chilli up to 4 times per week were 44 per cent less likely to die from coronary heart disease and 61 per cent less likely to die of a stroke.
- May Boost Your Mood: In response to the burning sensation brought on by Capsaicin, the brain releases endorphins and dopamine via the the neurotransmitter, serotonin. Combined, these chemicals create euphoria similar to "runner's high" which helps boost mood and alleviate depression.
If you'd like to try any of our products and reap the benefits of eating chilli like us here at Eh-Co, browse our collection of products here.