You buy Mad Dog because you want a powerful burst of flavor and a crazy, mind-tingling heat explosion in your mouth. We know that.
But, there’s a lot more to the bite of Mad Dog hot sauces than a tasty endorphin rush. A lot more. All you need to do is look at the crazy amount of vitamins packed into your average chili pepper to understand how beneficial Mad Dog can be.
Vitamin C – If you eat a mere two teaspoons of red chili peppers in a single day, you’ll get six percent of all the Vitamin C you need for the day. Okay, that doesn’t seem like a lot, we know. But the more chili you eat, the more get. And, this little miracle worker boosts your immune system. It also prevents cardiovascular diseases, eye diseases, and even wrinkles on your skin.
Vitamin A – The same few teaspoons of chili pepper also provide ten percent of the Vitamin A you need daily. This vitamin also works to improve your immune system to help you combat viruses and bacterial infections. It also works to improve your eyes; in fact, Vitamin A is essential for vision. And, it’s pivotal for bone growth.
Vitamin E – Vitamin E is an antioxidant. Yes, the bits that combat free radicals in your system. In case you haven’t heard, there are plenty of substances that go around stealing electrons from the cells in our bodies. Our cells need these electrons to operate at peak levels. If you take away the electrons, you age fast. Antioxidants are substances that are willing to go around giving electrons to cells that need them. Get more of these and you’ll look and feel younger. And, those two teaspoons give you 14 percent of the Vitamin E that you should have every day.
Vitamin K – You need this vitamin to transport calcium to the parts of your body that need. Yes, that’s your bones and as such, it may just reduce bone loss in later years. Not enough of a do-gooder vitamin for you? Consider that it also assists with blood clotting when you sustain an injury. And, you get six percent of the Vitamin K you need from those teaspoons.
Fiber – We know this nutrient doesn’t carry the title of vitamin, but you need it. Really you do. It’s what moves waste out of your body and keeps you regular. Perhaps you don’t want to talk about that, though. You could also focus on fiber’s ability to decrease cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar. And, if you’ve opted for a gluten-free lifestyle, you may be a little short on the fiber your body needs. Fortunately, two teaspoons of chili pepper will give you eight percent of what you need.
And, we use a lot of teaspoons of chili pepper in every bottle of Mad Dog hot sauce. So, you’re getting a concentrated dose of vitamins in every (almost) zero calorie bite of Mad Dog. Why take vitamins when you can get what you need naturally?
That’s what we think too!