A recent study has found that these popular spices have properties that significantly reduce the mice’s chance of developing lung cancer, due to their ability to bind to a receptor that is also responsible for tumor growth.
According to the online Journal of Agricultural And Food Chemistry, capsaicin, a compound in chili peppers, and 6-gingerol, a component in ginger, could work together to lower the risk of cancer, possibly because 6-gingerol binds to capsaicin to form a super-strong compound, which inhibits key tumor-growing receptors.
Powerful Spices You Need In Your Diet
Recipes to help you include ginger and chili in your diet:
Mango Ginger Salad
Lentil and Bean Chili (Vegan and Gluten-Free)
Ginger Chicken Wraps
Source: Nation's Press