A story on ABC News about foods that contain more vitamin
C than oranges includes chili peppers, and notes that UB
researchers found that capsaicin, the compound that makes chili
peppers hot, may help relieve joint and muscle pain. The article
also appeared on Health.com. An article on diet tips in
Prevention suggests adding hot spices to meals to help curb
hunger and reports UB scientists found that capsaicin triggers your
brain to release feel-good endorphins.