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2. Prevents cancer

One of the nutrients which paprika boasts is a compound called capsaicin, found in red and chili peppers. Research shows that capsaicin has potent anti-cancer benefits. It has been shown to alter the expression of genes involved in cancer cell survival, stop cancer cells from growing, and alter the process of angiogenesis and metastasis. Capsaicin has been shown effective in treating prostate cancer, bone cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, gastric cancer, and other types of cancer.

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