Green Chile Health Benefits

Eat all You want and Get Healthy

Growing up in New Mexico I was used to have either Red or Green Chile for almost every meal. Green Chile was the greatest and it made almost everything taste a whole lot better. I loved red Chile as well green Chile but the green stuff just had a better taste and enhanced almost any dish. However red Chile was more available since it was dried and made into a powder that you could use for years to come. Green Chile taste great with potatoes, with beans, on sandwiches, with tortillas, mixed with rice, on top of noodles and pretty much anything.

During the Month of August and September you can find Green Chile on the menu at Pizza Hut, McDonald's, Wendy's and other local chains. My favorite was a double green Chili cheeseburger from McDonald's. I am not a big Micky D fan except for that Green Chili cheese burger "Its the Greatest".

The Great thing about green Chile you can eat all you want and not get fat. Green Chile is fat free, low on calories, almost no cholesterol and has lots of fiber. Green Chile helps build up your immune defense system because it has lots of Vitamin C, even 6 times more than an orange. When Chili turns red it's loaded with vitamin A. Chile doesn't just taste great it's great for you. Even the ancient people such as the Mayans used it on a regular basis as a medicine. I rarely get sick and now I know why, eating green Chile has always made me feel good.

How to make Green Chili the way its done in New Mexico. Here is a very simple recipe for basic green Chili.

Step 1 Roast about 12 Green Chile Pods

Step 2 Peel Skin off and get rid o most of the Seeds.

Step 3 Chop up Green Chile Step

4 Chop up 1 garlic clove Step

5 Add a dash of Salt for taste

This is great stuff and you can added it to almost all your dishes and it will taste great and you will build you immune defense system. Eat all the green Chile you want and stay healthy. If your not used to eating the green stuff I have to warn you that it can be very hot and cause you to make a few extra trips to the bathroom. Over time you get used to it and only good things can happen.

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Let me know your experience what you thought of Green Chile whe you first Tried it! 15 comments

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hi friend 4 years ago from India

very useful


anoop 4 years ago

i ate green chille in my dinner daily...but i have problem of stone in my kidney....should i prefer ?

wil it harmful for me or not..?


Jerry muyano 4 years ago

Chili is good,i can't eat meal without chili


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GNelson 5 years ago from Florida

I love chiles, didn't know they were good for me. What luck!!!!


adam 5 years ago

the chile is a direct reflection on those who eat it, whether they know it or not.


Preston Mitchell 6 years ago

Fresh hatch green chile can be bought through this website. http://hatchnmgreenchile.com


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kia31 6 years ago from Los Angles Author

Home Remedies, thanks for you comment, I know green chili almost makes every dish tast better. If you have a recepe that woould be great love to try different things with Green Chili.


Home Remedies 6 years ago

Green chili tastes very good with any curry recipe we make. Even green chili gives better taste compare to red chili. Green chili is the most commonly used item for spicy in indian curries.


suranga wijesuriya 6 years ago

I do eat green chile with my meals and adding little of red chille powder for every curry we makes.yes its spicy but i eat those caouse it contains lots of nutritions.and since i'm a vegitarian I'm more concern about vegitables which gives me strenght as well as make my body healthy.


jojowhite 7 years ago

ako paborito kay sili..mmm..lami kaayo..


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iShopSouthwest 8 years ago from Arizona, USA

Lots of FREE green chili recipes here: http://www.ishopsouthwest.com/southwestern_recipe_...


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kia31 8 years ago from Los Angles Author

Thanks for comment 2Patricias

I could not eat red Chile as a child because it was too hot for me, but since everybody had Chile for almost every meal in Santa Fe, when I became a teenager I started to eat a little here and there and before you know it, I was addicted to it. Chile can be hard for some people to eat because its a very spice food and does not agree with your system. If you want to get some health benefits out of it you can try eating a little at a time and you system will get used to it.


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2patricias 8 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

I can barely eat red chile! Maybe it's because I never ate it as a child?


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kia31 8 years ago from Los Angles Author

No Problem! Green Chile keeps you healthy and build your immune defense systeme good. Everyone around me are always catching something but I seem to say healthy in that area. Peppers in general are real healthy,


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Decrescendo 8 years ago

Cool find. Thanks for the health information.

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