Hot 91.1 Ignite Chilli Festival – 17 November 2018

All About Chillies – Why You Need to Head to the Hot 91.1 Ignite Chilli Festival

Chillies leave many people divided, but the Hot 91.1 Ignite Chilli Festival is all about bringing people together to experience a mesmerising atmosphere and the world of chillies. If you looking for things to do in Caloundra in November 2018, then this is the festival for you. Embrace the great music, the live cooking and sample some of the different varieties of chillies in the form of oils, sauces and much more.

More and more people are now becoming food-explorers because they are broadening their horizons and experimenting with new tastes and flavours. Therefore, the chilli festival is the perfect opportunity to wander around and take in the smells, the sights and the enchanting buzz of this spectacular event.

While this festival has certainly garnered a significant following, there is more to chillies than just heat because they actually offer a wide range of health benefits. So, if you are looking for Caloundra festivals in November 2018, this festival will give you more than an amazing time and great memories, it will give you the chance to sample and purchase chillies that come with a host of benefits.

Improve your metabolism
We live in a world where we are told to maintain a healthy weight and stay fit. Adding some spicy chillies to your diet will fire up your metabolism, all of which ignites the themogenic process. This raises the temperature of your body which requires energy and that burns calories, so just by eating chillies you are actually putting your body into calorie-burning mode.

It aids the digestive tract
This benefit might sound slightly counter-intuitive, especially as chillies come with heat and tend to leave you searching for the nearest glass of water. However, capsaicin in the skin act as an anti-irritant and that makes chillies the perfect choice for those who suffer from problems with their digestive tract. This gives you even more of a reason to add chillies to your diet.

Encourages a healthy heart
Chillies have also been known to lower blood serum cholesterol as well as reduce lipid deposits while aiding the circulatory system. It then works to reduce the chances of blood clotting as well as enhance the flow of blood around the body.

Reduces joint pain
Capsaicin in chillies contains a number of pain-relieving properties. It can help to reduce Chemical P, this is ingredient links up with the brain to deliver the pain message. This then leads to the pain receptors depleting the amount of Chemical P in the body and that helps to relieve pain. For those who suffer from shingles and other forms of pain, it could be a great addition. 

They fight colds and flu
As chillies contain beta-carotene and antioxidants, they can help to boost your immune system and that can help your body to fight off colds and flu. It can help to reduce congestion, while ingesting chillies helps to raise the temperature of the body, causing the immune system to move into action.

You could live longer
Of course, there are many factors that play into how long you live but chillies really can make a difference. Research has found that eating chillies around six or seven times a week can help to lower the risk of early mortality than those who do not consume chillies. This is all down to the way in which they increase the levels of IGF-1 in your blood, which is an anti-ageing hormone.

Head on down to the Hot 91.1 Ignite Chilli Festival
The festival provides you and the family with the opportunity of experiencing a great day out that is filled with lots of fun, excitement and chillies in every shape, size and heat. Open your mind up to a whole new world of tastes and flavours just by coming along and trying spicy food in Caloundra. This is a festival that is designed to bring people together, in a way that captures the imagination, building on the success of last years’ festival.

Chillies are without a doubt becoming an important part of our diet and festivals such as the Hot 91.1 Ignite Chilli Festival give you the chance to explore and experience something different and something new. Come away with a greater understanding and appreciation of the humble chilli and find out just why so many people value this festival and even more so, the appeal of chillies!