Most of the chillis we get are of medium strength - just enough to add a some spice to curries, stir-fries and salad dressings.
Reasons to eat chilli peppers:
A rich source of spicy-hot capsaicin, this compound has been shown to reduce appetite and increase weight burning helping people to lose weight. Weirdly, they also found that eating capsaicin before a meal actually led to less calorie intake as a whole.
Taking chilli over a prolonged period can help to desensitise you to pain. This can be helpful to people with chronic painful conditions such as heartburn caused by acid reflux.
High in Vitamin C which is important for wound healing and immune function.