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If you’re starting to question the longevity of your New Year’s resolution, it’s not too late to change it and eat more chile with NewMexi.co. It turns out that most of our favorite and most difficult to achieve resolutions can be accomplished with just a little more chile your in life; and who doesn’t want to reach for a goal like that?

1 Live Life to the Fullest with Less Pain

The thing you love most about the chile pepper is also the thing that can minimize your pain as much as an over the counter pain reliever. The heat of the pepper results from a compound called capsaicin, and this very same compound has powerful pain relieving properties.

2 Have More Energy and Less Illness

Though we’re doing our best to change things for the next generation, most New Mexicans still aren’t meeting all of their nutritional requirements. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was an easy and enjoyable way to change that? You could stop getting sick so often, stop feeling so exhausted by the end of the day, and feel more capable of conquering the world, with hardly any effort at all. You’ll never guess what we’re about to tell you:

“Chile peppers have amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals. ”

– Umesh Rudrappa, Nutrition And You

Chiles are a remarkably powerful source of vitamins that give us energy, improve the metabolism, and strengthen the immune system. Eaten in small amounts, you might not notice much of a difference; but start increasing your chile intake, and you’re going to quickly notice that you’re a better version of you. To get an idea of just what a difference another serving of chiles could make in your day, let’s compare chiles and oranges:

Nutrients 1 Raw Green Chile   1 Raw Red Chile   1 Small Orange
Vitamin C 182% DV 108% DV 85% DV
Vitamin A 11% DV 9% DV 4% DV
Vitamin B6 6% DV 11% DV 3% DV
Vitamin K 8% DV 8% DV 0% DV
Iron 3% DV 3% DV 1% DV
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 46.8 mg 103 mg 17.3 mg

*DV – Daily Value based on 2,000 calorie diet | Source: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov

3 Overcome Your Most Challenging Habits

If you’ve been planning to give up a habit, like smoking, then you need all the help you can get. We bet you never thought the answer could be in your favorite New Mexico chile recipes. Chiles help people overcome difficult habits because the brain releases powerful endorphins in response to the hot sensation. It works in the same way that exercise releases endorphins, though it’s the capsaicin causing it when you eat chile peppers.

4 Reach Your Fitness Goals

“Chile pepper consumption seems to rev up metabolism and increase oxidation of fat.”

– Dr. Ben Villalon,  chile pepper breeder.

There is no shortage of fad diets, including one with chile peppers, if that’s what you’re looking for. But if you want to improve your health, speed your body’s natural fat-burning, and reach your New Year’s resolution fitness goals, just add a few more servings of chile peppers to your well balanced diet. The same capsaicin that releases endorphins and relieves pain can also jump start your metabolism and help you to achieve your fitness goals.

Plus, if we’re comparing apples, chiles, and oranges, it may help to note that one chile pepper has only 18 calories, compared to 77 calories in one small apple and 45 calories in one small orange.

5 Fight Cancer Cells

Eating more chile can even help your body to fight cancer cells. This is also caused by the capsaicin, which destroys the cells lung  cancer and pancreatic cancer without harming healthy cells. This is a pretty major discovery at a time when roughly 9,000 New Mexicans are diagnosed with cancer every year.

So, if your New Year’s resolution isn’t looking like nearly as much fun as ours, then join us in making 2018 the Year of the Chile. We’ll take our resolution one step further and commit to sharing more great chile recipes with you throughout the year. Share your recipes with us, too!

Which natural benefit of eating more chile will come closest to achieving (or replacing) your New Year’s resolution?

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