Six amazing health benefits of chilli peppers with honey

Vasilissa Wildforest Honey with red chili peppers is great to have in the kitchen as a treat or to use in marinades, dips, salad  dressings or as a hot drink.

  1. Chillis are great for fighting colds

Chillis can boost your immune function with its high levels of in vitamin C (at least twice as high as any citrus fruit!). They are also effective at reducing congestion by opening up your nasal passages.
  1.  Chillis make you feel happy

Endorphins are released in our bodies after exercise, love, excitement, orgasms and pain, and produce a feeling of pleasure. Capsaicin is an oil found within chillis, and is responsible for the burning sensation that is experienced. The pain from the burning sensation releases endorphins .
  1. Chillis help stabilise blood sugar levels

Research has shown that eating chillis reduced the amount of insulin needed to lower blood sugar after a meal by 60%. This is particularly great news for diabetes sufferers. Stabilising sugar levels can also help with reducing appetite.
  1. Chillis are great for your heart

Chillis boost blood circulation, thin blood and reduce artery clogging triglycerides. These combined can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and reduce the risk of complications in those already diagnosed.
  1. Chillis increase your metabolism

Capsaicin is a ‘thermogenic’ compound, which means that it generates heat and increases metabolic rate. Increased metabolism can aid in the burning of fat! Research has shown that chillis can increase metabolic rate by up to 23% for 3 hours after a meal.
  1. Chilli can relief pain

The endorphins released due to the capsaicin have a pain relieving effect. It has also been shown to reduce inflammatory proteins in those with auto-immune disorders.

Vasilissa Greek Wildforest Honey with Lavender blossom

Vasilissa Greek organic honey is a precious and aromatic blend of valuable nectar from various spring flowers growing on the sunny slopes of the Dyrfis mountain slopes in Evia island, combined with whole organic lavender blossoms. A combination that is beneficial when you are feeling restless, exhausted or have trouble sleeping.

Organic honey with lavender blossom:
98% organic wildforest and blossom honey, 2% organic lavender blossoms.

Vasilissa Honey with Large Tears of Mastic Chios

The greek pine honey meets the Chios mastic and we get the ideal combination of two highly natural products. Those who are fans of unique tastes will appreciate its delicious smell and viscid texture, while at the same time enjoy its high nutritional value. The collection period starts at the end of summer and lasts till early automn and it takes place in the island of Evia.
It is of high nutritional value because of its high concentration in minerals and vitamins. Chios mastic is famous for its antibacterial, antioxidant and anti- inflammatory role and contributes to proper function and better health of the digestive system.