While you browse the Najma range of halal chilled meats, you’ll likely spot our Habanero-style chicken.
A little further reading will tell you that we’ve used the Habanero pepper to season the chicken. And that means it has a spiciness that you’re not going to find with any other chilled meat in the Najma range.
But don’t let that put you off. Even if you’re not a huge fan of spicy foods, you may want to give our chicken a try. After all, there are some surprising health benefits that the Habanero pepper offers that influenced our decision to use it.
Here are three reasons to bring a little Habanero into your life today.
Reason #1 – It Lowers Your Cholesterol
Bad cholesterol has links to all sorts of health conditions. It can affect your heart health and can even increase the possibility that you might have a stroke.
As strange as it may seem, Habanero peppers can help you to lower your cholesterol level and improve your heart health.
It all comes down to a substance called capsaicin, which is found in these types of peppers. Studies have shown that capsaicin can have a beneficial effect on your cholesterol levels.
Of course, eating the pepper itself is the best way to get as much capsaicin into your system as possible. But if the heat proves too much, our Habanero Style Sliced Chicken offers you an alternative.
Reason #2 – It Has a Surprising Vitamin Content
The Habanero pepper is also an impressive source of various vitamins. It’s particularly rich in Vitamin C, to the point where a single pepper accounts for 100% of your recommended intake of the vitamin.
It also contains Vitamin A to a lower degree. Furthermore, the pepper offers you a little bit of potassium, calcium, and iron.
All told, it’s a very nutritious vegetable. Of course, our sliced chicken doesn’t offer the full quotient of vitamins and minerals as we use the pepper as an ingredient. However, you are getting just a little bit of each, which makes your sliced chicken even more nutritious.
Reason #3 – It Can Combat Obesity
The presence of capsaicin is important again when it comes to the pepper’s ability to combat obesity.
Capsaicin encourages a process called Thermogenesis in your body. When this happens, you body’s temperature increases, which means it’s putting out more energy. That hot and sweaty feeling you get when you eat spicy food is actually Thermogenesis in action.
The key with this process is that it actually spurs on your metabolism. Thermogenesis calls on you to generate more energy. That means your body burns through your glucose reserves and may even start to actively burn your fat.
You may feel the heat when you eat our Habanero Style Sliced Chicken. Happily, that just means Thermogenesis has kicked in and you’re actually speeding up your metabolism.
The Final Word
And there you have it – three reasons why you need a little Habanero pepper in your life.
Of course, those with an aversion to spicy foods will still find plenty for them in the Najma Foods range. Find out where you can find our selection of halal chilled meats at a store near you.