Infographic: Benefits of Chili

WRITTEN BY: BodyChangers
Thursday, November 12th, 2015

On a cold fall night, nothing sounds better than a simmering pot of chili. The delightfully chunky mix of ingredients wards off the wintry chill and also packs many nutrients into a tiny bowl. Ingredients like bell peppers, onions, garlic, black beans, and ground turkey can help you reach your daily intake of Vitamin C, fiber, protein, and more. Even better, capsaicin, found in chili peppers, has been shown to have a variety of benefits, like treating arthritis pain, soothing the itch caused by psoriasis, and suppressing appetite!

So take this chili recipe for a spin next time you’re whipping up a healthy dinner:

chili infographic


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